6th Annual Darwin Day Dinner
THE FUTURE OF PLANTS
It doesn’t matter whether you are a vegetarian or not, we all
should be concerned about the future of plants. None of us can
opt out of our fundamental reliance on these ubiquitous
“autotrophs” and their crucial ability to capture the energy of
the sun and turn it into the chemical energy on which we and most
other organisms depend.
ABOUT PROFESSOR SIR PETER CRANE FRSPeter Crane is Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. His work focuses on the diversity of plant life – its origin, fossil history, current status, conservation and use. From 1982 to 1999 he was at the Field Museum in Chicago, and from 1992 to 1999 served as Director with overall responsibility for the Museum’s scientific programmes. In 1999 he was appointed Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He returned to Chicago in 2006 as the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor at The University of Chicago, before being appointed at Yale in 2009.
This event is a celebration of science, evolution, and Charles Darwin, and also one heck of a fun party.
For all the details and to reserve your place BY
please print out the FLYER and Registration Form and mail to:
Day Committee, 249 Chestnut Hill Road, Norwalk, CT 06851-1412
Everyone is guaranteed to go home from Darwin Day smarter, or at least knowing more than when they arrived. Please tell your friends !