My friend Ashley makes and sells Darwin finch pendants! From Ashley:
Need a gift for that special scientist or science enthusiast in your life? Darwin finch pendants make a great gift! You may (naturally) select from one of four of the famous finches ($15/ea) or pick up the whole set of 4 for ($40)! If interested, email Ashley Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Kids is seeking interest for a subscription for a new series of evolution toys. Working on this is biologist Kate Miller, who designed and sold the Charlie’s Playhouse Giant Evolution Timeline, which we’re very fond of. The new toys are 2-in-1 Evolvems, critters that evolve into another by reversing them – a transitional plush! Here’s a bunch of info regarding the new toys, and be sure to click on the image if you’re interested. There would be a free first shipment, and then a monthly shipment that you’d pay for, which can be cancelled at any time. I think it’s a great idea for introducing evolution and paleontology to children and keeping it fresh and exciting.
Updates will be posted at Evolution for Kids!
… was yesterday. So now I am not just jobless (not technically), I am internship-less! I received some gifts yesterday. From the educators I worked with:
And some art from a volunteer (she says she knows that the March of Progress imagery is false!):
Thank you all!
Darwin was always a keen naturalist
From Flickr user peterwr:
“Fridge magnet found in Ludlow tourist information centre.”
Lionsgate will release the Charles Darwin biopic Creation June 29 (order date June 2) on DVD at $27.98.
The film stars Paul Bettany as Darwin, the naturalist who formulated the theory of natural selection. Bettany’s real-life wife, Jennifer Connelly, plays Darwin’s wife, a deeply religious woman who feared her husband’s work would damage the church. Jeremy Northam and Toby Jones also star.
The movie is based on the book Annie’s Box, by Darwin’s great-great-grandson Randal Keynes. Annie was the name of Darwin’s daughter who died as a child.
Extras include an audio commentary with director Jon Amiel, the making-of documentary “The Battle for Charles Darwin,” three “Debating Darwin” featurettes, seven “Digging Deeper Into Darwin” featurettes and a “Pollard on Film: Creation” featurette.
Oh, my birthday is June 17.