Naturalist Charles Darwin had a momentous impact on the sciences and humanities. The exhibit honored the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth. In a cooperative venture with several CSUN colleges, the exhibit explored Darwin’s work and the study of evolution through intriguing exhibits including:
- Darwin’s investigations while sailing on the “Beagle”
- The study of evolution illustrated by biological specimens including beetles, doves, plants and worms
- Evolution illustrated by hominoid skulls
- The evolution and development of human tools
- The evolution of Educational Psychology
- Examples of books available in the Oviatt library featuring Charles Darwin and the study of evolution
Exhibit participants included Jim Hogue, Biology Department; Christina Campbell, Helene Rougiers and Matthew Des Lauriers, Anthropology Department; Janet Fish, Educational Psychology Department; Christina Mayberry and Dean Arnold, Oviatt Library.