Sedgwich Museum of Earth Sciences

Trip Start Jun 17, 2013
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Trip End Jun 29, 2013


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jan and I split up today. I did my stuff, and she went to see "normal" Cambridge sights. I started my day at the Sedgwich Museum. Sedgwich was a professor and later a friend of Charles Darwin. Through him, Darwin learned about geology and fossils and went on fossil collecting trips like where we went in Wales. Sedgwich's rock and fossil collections became the start of the museum's research collections.

I went straight to the section of the museum where they have a "Past and Future: Darwin the Geologist" Exhibit. It was incredible, and I took photographs of every piece of it. In it, I was lucky enough to see some of the rocks that Charles collected while on the Beagle, some of his original writings, and a mock-up of his area of the Beagle, which had the actual equipment he used. Since the focus of this Fellowship is Darwin: "Birth to the Beagle," I'm not going to post very many pictures here on the blog, but I will be happy to share them with other teachers.
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