In December of 1831, the ship HMS Beagle set sail on a mission to map the coasts of South America. The newest member of its crew, an unassuming amateur geologist on the run from his father's educational expectations, joined up to see the tropics. The discoveries that young Charles Darwin made during this voyage shook the scientific world to its very foundations. Join Professor Adam Davis for an engaging talk about the life of Charles Darwin and his landmark voyage to the Galápagos Islands, an event that shaped the development of Darwin's own evolutionary theories and, ultimately, the modern science of biology. Adam Davis is Associate Professor of Biology at the Community College of Allegheny County, Adjunct Professor in the History of Science at Duquesne University, and an instructor with the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is former president, and a current member of the board of directors, of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science. In 2018, he followed in Charles Darwin's footsteps with his own journey to the Galápagos, where he climbed a volcano, befriended iguanas and sea lions, and lost his favorite hat in an unexpected detour to Peru.