April 12 field trip to Sam Noble Museum in Norman.
Snapped this shot just as Zach was being shooed off the bison.
About half of the Origins class was able to make it on the field trip.
Kristin checks out the exhibits
Michelle wonders who is stalking her...
These trilobites met their fate over 250 million years ago...
Dr. Young is a skilled tour guide...
We are learning plate tectonics in Origins
A sense of scale
Adam and Kurtis work on their treasure hunt list.
Dr. Kerry Magruder,curator of the OU Rare Books Collections, talks about Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle.
A nice replica model of the Beagle.
Dr. Magruder makes a good point about doing justice to Darwin. Darwin needs neither veneration or vilification - simply justice (in today's milieu of deep misunderstanding) for his unparallelled contributions to the field of biology.
Darwin's first books on the animals found on his voyage.
Hand-drawn pictures in each book! This is a Darwin first edition - extremely rare.
William "Strata" Smith's color map of England and its stratigraphy - circa 1812
Dr. Young marvels at Darwin's first edition "On the Origins of Species" and the solitary diagram of the tree of life.
A very famous diagram.
Darwin's expertise and contribution to biology was unsurpassed in the 19th century. Here is his monograph on barnacles.