2016 Darwin FestivalSM

Salem State University

Department of Biology

8 - 12 February 2016









Founded By:  Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville




If you require interpretative services, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at TTY (978)-542-7146 or osd@salemstate.edu. To help us best meet your needs, please notify us of your requirements at least 2 weeks in advance. All videos are close-captioned.


Veterans Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center.

Dr. Schuyler G. Slater Lecture Hall (MH 444) is located on the 4th floor of the Frederick A. Meier Arts & Sciences Hall.


The Festival is open to the public. All events are free.


The location for all events is Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, Massachusetts, 01970. For directions, go to www.salemstate.edu or contact the Biology Department (978-542-6236).


Major funding for the DARWIN FESTIVALSM has been provided by the Salem State University Administration, the Charles Albert Read Trust Fund, the Student Government Association through the Biological Society and the Scuba Club, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, contributions from Hayden McNeil Publishers, Pearson Higher Education, Wiley, and other individual contributions. Darwin FestivalSM Committee: Susan M. Case (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Ryan Fisher, Lynn Fletcher, Ethel Gordon, Paul Kelly, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).


Effective March 22, 2005, the name "Darwin Festival" is protected under the Trademark Act of 1946, as Amended, as a Registered Service Mark (Reg. No. 2935642) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and may not be used without the express written consent of Salem State University.