Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea – History Live! Durango

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Presented by Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable
Location: The Powerhouse Museum
Contact: Shelley Walchak, 303.941.4012, swalchak@gmail.com

Imagine an evening with the affable, young Charles Darwin, among friends, telling amazing stories of his adventure sailing around the world on HMS Beagle. Darwin shares humorous tales of his training as a naturalist, his insights into South American geology, his discovery of strange creatures on the Galapagos Archipelago and most importantly, the scientific evidence that led to his revolutionary theory. Storyteller and science teacher, Brian “Fox” Ellis steps into Darwin’s shoes to engage the audience in a discussion of the facts so they can draw their own conclusions.

Equal parts dramatic storytelling, stand-up comedy and show and tell, listeners are immersed in the intellectual world of one of history’s greatest scientific minds. He brings a wide array of fossils, insects, plants, and study skins so the audience can experience the discoveries of Darwin with hands-on analysis.

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