This workshop and PowerPoint presentation will take the children into the fascinating world of evolution.
Charles Darwin and his famous voyage aboard the Beagle; visiting South America, the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. On this trip Darwin's theory of evolution and the origin of species was born, but it would be many years before he would have the courage to publish.
Alfred Russell Wallace, a collector of natural history specimens, travelled to the rainforests of South America and the Malay Archipelago to collect animals, birds and insects to sell for profit back in the UK. Just as Darwin had done before him Wallace came to the same conclusion; Evolution.
Using live animals and insects the workshop will show the children evolution in action; demonstrating creatures with common ancestors such as dart frogs and tree frogs. The workshop will also demonstrate the amazing ability of animals to change until they fit into their habitat like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle.
What made these creatures change? is the question Darwin and Wallace asked themselves. These are the questions we explore with an amazing host of animals, backed up with a PowerPoint presentation using many images from my own trips to the Amazon and Malaysia.