Jan 26, 2009
Arcata – Humboldt State University will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), eminent British naturalist and author of the history-making On the Origin of Species, with ceremonies on Thursday, February 12, at noon in the Lobby-Atrium of building Science B.
HSU’s Department of Biological Sciences will host the event, with a birthday cake and snacks, an exhibit of Darwin’s many books and a Power Point illustrating milestones in the scientist’s life. The event is free and the general public is invited. Attendees are invited to bring decorations for a “Darwin Tree of Life.”
Published in 1859, On the Origin of Species became the basis of modern evolutionary theory and a foundation of biological science. Darwin is also known for The Voyage of the Beagle, based on a nearly five-year, ocean-going expedition during which he collected zoological data about marine invertebrates.
For details about the HSU event, dial Professor Milt Boyd at 826-4924.