NEWS RELEASE

November 10, 2008

Contact: Luke Frank, Media Relations Manager, 505/272-3679

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Saturday, November 15, the New Mexico Academy of Science presents, "Charles Darwin And The Voyage Of The Beagle." 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 led to his revolutionary theory.

Storyteller and science teacher, Brian "Fox" Ellis steps into Darwin’s shoes to model the scientific process, and engage listeners in a discussion of the facts. 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. Ellis brings a wide array of fossils, insects, plants and study skins so the audience can experience the discoveries of Darwin with hands-on analysis.

This free stage performance by noted Darwin actor Brian "Fox" Ellis of Fox Tales International begins 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the Domenici Education Center Auditorium, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Funding for this performance was provided by University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine Office of Research. Free parking is available near the Center.

For more information, visitwww.nmas.org.