Cafe Botanique, February 1, 2017

Travels of a Darwin Groupie
Michon Scott, NSIDC, Boulder

"You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family," Charles Darwin's dad once told him. Darwin failed to become a doctor, but he succeeded in changing how we see life on Earth. Darwin developed the theory central to understanding biology, all the while trying to live down the reputation of his quirky, libertine grandfather. Michon Scott will share her experiences on Galapagos Islands and also talk about evolution, Charles Darwin’s life, and about his grandfather Erasmus Darwin.

Michon Scott is a science writer for and a web designer at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). In her spare time, she maintains a site about the history of paleontology and biology at

Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

Gates Hall

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