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Wednesday, Aug 26, 7:30 PM EDT · 1 hour 30 minutes

WQPT presents Ken Burns GENE: An Intimate History & Charles Darwin - living history & live Q & A

August 26, 2020 at 07:30:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar


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WQPT Event Site: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/cb7yx

You're invited to special screening of Ken Burns Presents THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (33) followed by Charles Darwin who will join us to tell stories about his amazing adventure sailing around the world on the HSM Beagle. Following Darwin's talk, you'll have the opportunity to ask him questions!

Storyteller and Science teacher Brian "Fox" Ellis will be playing the role of Charles Darwin.

Sponsored by:
WQPT & The Butterworth Center Deere -Wiman Home

A link to view will be sent 1 hour before the show starts.

WQPT Event Site: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/cb7yx

ABOUT Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea
Imagine an evening at London’s Royal Geological Society, with the affable, young Charles Darwin, among friends, telling the stories of his amazing adventure sailing around the world on HMS Beagle. Darwin tells humorous tales of his training as a naturalist, his insights into South American geology, his discovery of strange creatures on the Galapagos Archipelago and most importantly, the scientific evidence that lead to his revolutionary theory. Storyteller and science teacher, Brian “Fox” Ellis steps into Darwin’s shoes to model the scientific process, engage listeners in a discussion of the facts so they can draw their own conclusions. Equal parts dramatic storytelling, stand-up comedy and show and tell, the audience is immersed in the intellectual world of one of history’s greatest scientific minds. He brings a wide array of fossils, insects, plants and study skins so the audience can experience the discoveries of Darwin.

  • 6:30PM (CST) Ken Burns Presents GENE: An Intimate History (33 mins)
  • 7:05PM (CST) Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea
  • 7:35PM (CST) Q & A with Charles Darwin and scholar/performer Brian "Fox" Ellis
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Scholar & Performer
Brian “Fox” Ellis, more than a fan of Whitman, he spent a week in New
York and Brooklyn, walking in Whitman’s footsteps with a Harvard
educated, Tony nominated, Broadway actor, poet and play write, taking
turns reciting Whitman to anyone who would listen, often reading poems
in the places they were written. Fox has created more than a dozen one
man shows, several of which have received funding from the Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa and Missouri Humanities Councils. He is the author of more
than 20 books including three books of poetry, and two books on Whitman,
Song of Myself and Walt Whitman’s Lincoln. He teaches creative writing
across the curriculum with an emphasis on using poetry to bring history
and ecology to life. He has also launched a new podcast, Fox Tales
International, and will soon host and produce two new television series
for PBS, Fox Tales Folklore and History…In Person! (http://www.foxtalesint.com)