February 12 is Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a global celebration held on the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. The National Academies continue to draw inspiration from Darwin’s insights even more than 150 years after the publication of his masterwork On the Origin of Species.
The National Academies’ Evolution Resources website offers educator resources, expert reports, events, and thoughtful, in-depth discussion of evolution and related issues.
The modern-day study of evolution offers crucial insights on diseases, how they spread, and how our body responds to them. Learn more about the role of evolution in infectious disease in the Koshland Science Museum’s online exhibit, Infectious Diseases: Evolving Challenges to Human Health.