Worth the Efforts...
I have heard back from Wendy Malloy at the Pacific Science Center about coordinating a public event on February 12th (Darwin day) since the Lucy exhibit will also be in town during this time.
It sounds like they have just begun to think that far out, but she indicated that events coordinator was very excited about my suggestions. I would love for this to be something big… I was seriously thinking of taking time off and leaving town for the occasion, but with Lucy here, this could end up being a significant event for Seattle and for the general awareness of early human ancestry.
I will keep you posted.