After School Program

Darwin’s Dangerous Experiments - Exploratory Course

March 15, 2016 - April 21, 2016

Charles Darwin Birthday 2014 image

Richard Milner Archive


In this class, you will test the origins of the theory of Natural Selection with experiments recreated from the writings of Charles Darwin. Darwin’s great curiosity for the natural world meant that he carried out scientific experiments throughout his life, from small garden experiments to traveling the globe. Darwin developed the theory of evolution by natural selection working with a vast network of correspondents across the globe, helping him understand how his experiments worked in real-world conditions. Find out what Darwin told his friends and learn how he formulated his theory by trying Darwin’s Dangerous Experiments on worms, plants and seeds!

Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, 3/24, 3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14, 4/19, 4/21