November 12th, 2023 Join us live at any time.


Celebrate Darwin Day with us – a supercharged “World’s Most Exciting Classroom” event. Join us for a day of free online talks streamed live from DARWIN200 in the Atlantic Rainforest at the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado.

DARWIN DAY Program will be broadcast in English with Portuguese subtitles!

November 12th Schedule


Rio de Janeiro time (= 7 am US Eastern time, = 12 noon UK time)
Welcome by Joe Grabowski, Sarah Darwin and Stewart McPherson and overview of today’s program.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 7:10 am US Eastern time, = 12:10 pm UK time)
Saving the engendered golden lion tamarin by conservationist Luis Paulo Ferraz, with live question and answer session.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 7:30 am US Eastern time, = 12:30 pm UK time)
Kahoot quiz about golden lion tamarins –

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Rio de Janeiro time (= 7:40 am US Eastern time, = 12:40 pm UK time)
Darwin Leaders present their conservation projects. Each leader and their Brazilian conservation partners have twenty minutes to show a film about their project, undertake a short photo presentation and have a live questions and answers session with the audience. This segment will cover:
> Jessica Tax (Netherlands): Conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest
> Joseph Roy (India): Reintroduction of howler monkeys
> Juliet de Rozario (France): Conservation of Guyana dolphins
> Caila Quirgas (Chile): Conservation of Rio de Janeiro’s reef ecosystems
> Karen Brewer (Venezuela): Conservation of golden lion tamarins


Rio de Janeiro time (= 9:40 am US Eastern time, = 2:40 pm UK time)
Iro Fokianou and Lorimer Macandrew present a film and presentation about their biodiversity transect in primary, secondary and replanted forest types in the Atlantic Rainforest. Find out why planting trees is so important!

12 Noon

Rio de Janeiro time (= 10 am US Eastern time, = 3 pm UK time)
Retired NASA astronaut Col. Terry W. Virts provides his perspective on seeing our fragile planet Earth from his travels aboard the space shuttle and the International Space Station.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 10:30 am US Eastern time, = 3:30 pm UK time)
Acclaimed National Geographic photographer and Niko Ambassador Ami Vitale lectures on observing and photographing species on the brink of extinction, and what we can do to save critically endangered wildlife.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 11 am US Eastern time, = 4 pm UK time)
World-renowned ethologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE will share her reasons for hope and encourage us all to make a better world for people, animals and the environment we share.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 12 noon US Eastern time, = 5 pm UK time)
Sarah Darwin reflects on the change and impact to our planet since her great-great-grandfather Charles Darwin voyaged around the world.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 12:30 pm US Eastern time, = 5:30 pm UK time)
DARWIN200 project leader Stewart McPherson presents a summary of the past week’s effort planting trees in the Atlantic rainforest!


Rio de Janeiro time (= 1:00 pm US Eastern time, = 6:00 pm UK time)
Philippe Cousteau, ocean conservationist, founder of EarthEcho International and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, speaks about protecting marine ecosystems and activating youth.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 1:30 pm US Eastern time, = 6:30 pm UK time)
Explorer Paul Rose and the National Geographic Pristine Seas Team join us from the team’s expedition vessel in the Federated State of Micronesia to discuss protecting our remaining pristine ocean.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 2:00 pm US Eastern time, = 7:00 pm UK time)
Project Tamar’s Nina dei Marcovaldi gives an overview of sea turtle conservation in Brazil, and an inspiring message of the possibility of inter-generational change.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 2:15 pm US Eastern time, = 7:15 pm UK time)
Fourth Element’s Rannva Joermundsson presents a summary of the DARWIN200 coral reef survey in Fernando de Noronha.


Rio de Janeiro time (= 2:30 pm US Eastern time, = 7:30 pm UK time)
World-renowned marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle offers her perspective concerning what we all can do to make a better future for nature.


Our hosts at the Association of the Golden Lion Tamarin conclude Darwin Day with a lecture concerning the importance of conserving the Atlantic Rainforest, and future plans for planting trees and building corridors. The results of our week-long Kickstarter campaign to raise money to plant further trees are announces.


DARWIN DAY Program will be broadcast in English with Portuguese subtitles!

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