Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Darwin Day !



Dan Johnson, professor of Environmental Science and Canada Research Chair (Evolution and Ecology) at the University of Lethbridge, holds the 1/64 scale model of the HMS Beagle he finished just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth today.

Yes, that tiny figurehead on the bow is a beagle Dan carved with an exacto knife. Details and pictures of the two month project for shipbuilding aficionados are here at Dan's site.

A short history and a hearty hurrah for Darwin and his work written by Dan here.

Happy birthday, Chuck.

2 comments:

Dan Johnson said...

Winners of the student "Darwin Week Poster Competition" for 2012 are posted here:

http://people.uleth.ca/~dan.johnson/

Dan Johnson said...

I see the 2009 article is gone. Here is the new one as well.

2009 article:
http://people.uleth.ca/~dan.johnson/pdf/Dec%2027%202008%20Darwin%20Lethbridge%20Herald%20Dan%20Johnson.pdf


2012 article:
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/public-professor/sunday-is-birth-of-darwin-the-scientist-who-changed-everything.html