Natural Selection



We will join Darwin on his voyage with the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands where he was inspired to develop his later theory of transmutation by natural selection.
From the comfort of Down House in Kent, Darwin himself will explain the mechanism of natural selection to the audience, and support it by showing many beautiful examples in nature.

The thrill of a scientific discovery, the adventure of science and the beauty of nature are central in this show. This program is a joint presentation of YSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Biology.

NOTE: The extended version of Natural Selection includes DNA, genetic mutations, and sexual selection. Due to its extended length, a star identification program may not be included.



Recommended Audience

grades 7 - 12, adults

Recorded portion

29 min; 41 min for extended version


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