Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

I recently stumbled upon the Beagle Project Blog at http://thebeagleproject.blogspot.com/, which is the blog portion of The Beagle Project at http://www.thebeagleproject.com/. The folks behind the project say:

We aim to rebuild the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world, starting in Darwin's bicentenary year of 2009. The new Beagle will sail the world in Darwin's wake, and will inspire global audiences through unique public engagement and learning programmes, and original scientific research in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and climate change.

When I discovered the project, I immediately thought of my series of three poems that are imagined letters from Charles Darwin to his sister, Catherine. The blog is posting those poems one each over the next three weeks, and the first one is now live:


Enjoy!

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