Darwin's Naturalist Journey aboard Beagle

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Presented by Houston Maritime Museum at Houston Maritime Museum, Houston TX

Feb 12 2020
Darwin's Naturalist Journey aboard Beagle

Scott Solomon provides details about Charles Darwin’s journey around the world.

In 1831, Charles Darwin was invited to join the HMS Beagle as the ship’s naturalist for a trip around the world. For the next five years, the Beagle surveyed the coast of South America, while Darwin explored the continent and islands. He filled dozens of notebooks with observations on animals and plants and collected thousands of specimens for further study. Darwin’s experiences during his five year journey aboard the HMS Beagle led him to develop a theory that would transform our understanding of life on earth. In this talk, we will consider what Darwin observed, how his journey influenced

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