Perth Celebrates Darwin Day On The 12th February – At The Zoo!

It’s all happening world-wide on the 12th February – in fact, there’s two events on the go in my town! With many thanks to the Perth Atheists, there’s a celebration of Darwin’s 203rd Birthday at the Perth Zoo:

Join us this Darwin Day in celebration of Charles Darwin’s 203rd birthday. We have some fascinating talks from experienced public speakers and a tour of the zoo lined up.

Lunch at 1 o’clock followed by some talks at approximately 3pm – friends, family and children welcome. Talks (starting at 3pm) include:

MC: David Frank, serial atheist and lay man who fell in love with biology while reading Armand Leroi’s Mutants, and Carl Zimmer’s Evolution: Triumph Of An Idea; Rachael Richards, high school biology teacher; Mike and Mindy Bamford, both zoologists / ecologists / ornithologists / herpetologists – their specialisation is that they specialise in everything!

Check out Perth Zoo for pricing information. The Facebook Event Page is at

If you can’t make it to this event, the WA Humanists are organising their own event from 4pm in Star Swamp, north of Trigg. 

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • slc1

    I think that Ms. Sturgess means the 12th of February. Like America’s 16th president, that is the date of Darwins birth (they were, in fact, born on the same day).

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Ah crap.

      Yup, Ms S. got it wrong. Serves me right for writing when I’m mid-way through editing a podcast.

      Next up, ladies and gentlemen:

      Christmas in June
      Halloween in December
      and New Year on Valentine’s Day.

      …sheesh. And thanks, slc1!