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Celebrating Charles Darwin

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join writer and naturalist Pepper Trail for his talk “Voyage to the Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin,” 4 PM, Feb 8th, in the Meese Room, Hannon Library, SOU. This event celebrates International Darwin Day, commemorating the birthday of Charles Darwin and his contributions to the sciences of biology and evolution. Learn about Darwin’s life “first hand” through this talk presented by Pepper Trail, as he assumes to the persona of Charles Darwin looking back on his childhood and youth, his famous voyage on the Beagle, and the events leading up to the publication of The Origin of Species.

Pepper Trail is an ornithologist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and has a long-time interest in the life, ideas and writings of Charles Darwin. His portrayal of Darwin has entertained audiences from the Seattle Public Library to the Galapagos Islands.