“The Beagle Voyage: Improving a Young Naturalist.”
A Visit with Charles Darwin
Portrayed by Professor Kenneth Noll
Saturday, February 8 @ 2:00 PM
Mansfield Public Library
Library Program Room
At the age of 22, Charles Darwin set out on the voyage of the Beagle. A voyage around the world to map the coasts of South America and measure longitude. As naturalist, he was free to explore the countries they visited, collect samples and make observations. For a young man who had never traveled by sea and with little experience in field work, he was on the adventure of a life time. The notes of his observations and his specimens were enough to start him on his life’s journey studying natural history. The experience raised questions in his mind about how plants and animals came to be where they are and how they had become what they are. What he saw changed the way he viewed the world and changed his ideas about the place of man in this world. Join us as Mr. Darwin himself tells the story of how he came to join the voyage, what life at sea and on strange lands was like, and how this experience changed everything for him.
This program is free of charge and open to all. For additional information please contact Peggy @ McCarthyML@MansfieldCT.org.