12 February 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. 2009 also marks the 150th anniversary of the original publication of On the Origin of Species.
What a great incentive to learn more about Charles Darwin, his theory of natural selection, and evolution!
Extra Credit will be offered to any of my students that attend Dr. Stephen Palumbi's talk entitled Evolution in your daily life: Why it's not just a theory at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 14.
Great Websites to Check Out!
About Darwin's Life - an online article summarizing Darwin's life.
Learn about the Beagle Voyage! This comprehensive site also has lots of wonderful info about Darwin.
The Four Winged Dinosaur - Online access to this wonderful episode of Nova!
Take a tour of Down House, Darwin's home in Kent.
Web Activities from the PBS website
Some Great Reading!
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin - online!
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - online!
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time By Jonathan Weiner - One of my very favorite books.
Life : A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth or Trilobite : Eyewitness to Evolution By Richard Fortey - My favorite writer!
The Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution By Richard Dawkins - very readable but very big!