CHANGE THE WORLD

Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery to re-trace Charles Darwin’s voyage around the globe.


CHANGE THE WORLD

Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery to re-trace Charles Darwin’s voyage around the globe.

OUR MISSION

DARWIN200 is a planetary conservation initiative which aims to change the world for the better.

We are sailing a historic tallship around the world following Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard HIMS Beagle two centuries ago.

Using our ship as a floating laboratory and media platform, we will harness the legacy of Charles Darwin’s passion for natural history to engage worldwide audiences and advance global conservation.

Discover our project goals below & join our mission.

Where are we on our Global Voyage?

Our journey will consist of 32 voyage legs and we will be making landfall at key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore. But where are we now….

50.3755° N, 4.1427° W


DEPARTED
15th AUG
2023
FROM
PLYMOUTH UK

01
GOAL 1

EMPOWER

Train exceptional DARWIN, LEADERS, one from each of 200 countries and states around the world. These young conservationists will become tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

02
GOAL 2

INSPIRE

Create the WORLD’S MOST EXCITING CLASSROOM to reconnect global audiences with nature, science and conservation.

03
GOAL 3

solve

Undertake citizen science RESEARCH PROJECTS tackling many of the world’s most critical environmental problems to engage global audiences in practical solutions.

DARWIN Leaders

DARWIN200 is selecting the world’s top young (18+ year old) conservationists – one from each of two hundred countries and states around the world.

These exceptional young conservationists (known as ‘Darwin Leaders’) are carefully chosen for their abilities, initiative and determination. Many have already accomplished inspiring conservation feats (such as setting up projects to save endangered species or efforts to educate audiences in their home countries). All show the raw, burning passion to protect the natural world and drive positive change for a better future.

From August 2023 to July 2025, groups of 4-8 Darwin Leaders will travel to our ship in each of the ports Charles Darwin visited, using our ship as a floating laboratory and media platform.

World’s Most Exciting Classroom

During the DARWIN200 2023-2025 Global Voyage, our goal is to engage with millions of students at schools across the planet via continuous streams of free online activities, research projects, experiments, lectures, competitions and weekly ‘nature hour’ events.
We call these outreach activities ‘the world’s most exciting classroom’.
All our outreach activities will be completely free of charge for students, teachers and the general public. Our goal is to engage 200 million students worldwide during our two-year global voyage and for years to come.

Research

In continuation of Charles Darwin’s work aboard HMS Beagle, the DARWIN200 ship will offer a unique platform to support 8 research projects into many of the world’s most critical environmental problems. Results will be displayed via live data feeds, results presentations, online lectures and interviews with the professional teams of researchers behind each initiative.

12.02.1809 – 19.04.1882

CHARLES DARWIN

In 1831, at the age of 22, Charles Darwin stepped aboard HMS Beagle in Plymouth, England to being a five year journey around the world. DARWIN200 builds on Charles Darwin’s legacy to educate global audiences about the threats our planet faces and the inspiring conservation work that can save the natural world.

FACTS &
FIGURES

200

Exceptional Darwin Leaders to drive global change over the coming decades

200
Million

Reaching 200 million students worldwide

50
Meter

Historic tall ship Oosterschelde

32

Voyage Legs

8

Interactive Citizen Science Research Projects

2023

Voyage starts

The Global Voyage will be undertaken aboard the historic 50 metre long tall ship Oosterschelde. Built in 1918, this uniquely restored, three masted schooner is one of the most beautiful historic vessels afloat.

Conservation is not about what we have lost but what we still have. Countless species and even entire ecosystems can be brought back from the brink. DARWIN200 will empower tomorrow’s conservation leaders and the global public to change the world for the better to build a brighter future.
Stewart McPherson, Project Leader
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will
we help. Only if we help, shall we be saved.
Jane Goodall, DARWIN200 Patron
I am very supportive of this incredible project. Using Charles Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle as a framework to highlight environmental change as well as the beauty of nature is a timely and noble ambition.
Dr. Sarah Darwin, Charles Darwin’s Great-Great Granddaughter

press releases

CONNECTING GALAPAGOS CHILDREN and YOUTH COMMUNITY with DARWIN200 PROJECT

During the Darwin200 project visit in Galápagos, creating a strong link to the local community is important given the vital message that connects the boat’s journey,…

Press Releases 08-05-24

The World’s Most Famous Dutch Tall Ship Oosterschelde and DARWIN200 en route to Galápagos, the jewel in the crown of Charles Darwin’s historic expedition that inspired his Theory of Evolution.

Tall ship Oosterschelde will be in Galápagos 25th April – 19th May 2024 having sailed over 13,000nm since departing the UK last August on the DARWIN200.

Press Releases 25-04-24

DARWIN200 aboard tall ship Oosterschelde to reach Callao, Peru

DARWIN200 reaches the Pacific Ocean to visit Peru during two-year global voyage and conservation mission aboard tall ship Oosterschelde.

Press Releases 28-03-24

DARWIN200 reaches the Pacific Ocean to visit Talcahuano and Valparaíso Chile

DARWIN200 reaches the Pacific Ocean to visit Talcahuano and Valparaíso Chile during two-year global voyage and conservation mission aboard tall ship Oosterschelde.

Press Releases 28-02-24

Darwin200 Crew to Celebrate Charles Darwin’s Birthday

February 12th 2024, International Darwin Day: Today the crew aboard the Dutch tall ship Oosterschelde will celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin (12 February…

Press Releases 11-02-24

DARWIN200 Sails Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is the ninth of 30 ports to be visited during DARWIN200, a 40,000+ nautical mile voyage and conservation mission. The DARWIN200 Global Voyage is…

Press Releases 20-01-24

DARWIN200 in Falkland Islands

DARWIN200 is in Puerto Madryn between 11th December – 20th December 2023 for a week of youth conservation leadership programmes.

Press Releases 09-01-24

DARWIN200 in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

DARWIN200 is in Puerto Madryn between 11th December – 20th December 2023 for a week of youth conservation leadership programmes.

Press Releases 15-12-23

Instagram live feed

Darwin Leader, Itamar Santana shares his experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website! #darwin200 #conservation #ecology #seaturtle #turtle #marinelife #galapagos #evolution #naturalselection #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

DARWIN200 has been featured in a BBC News article following our incredible visit to the Galápagos Islands on the Oosterschelde. Dive into our journey, discoveries, and the impact of our mission by reading the full article.

Read more via the link in our bio.

@bbcnewsuk

#Darwin200 #Galapagos #Conservation #BBCNews #Expedition

Darwin Leader, Alfredo Salazar shares his experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website! #darwin200 #conservation #ecology #rays #sharks #evolution #naturalselection #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Stop scrolling! Pause for a moment and discover peace and solitude in the underwater world of The Galapagos Islands. 🌊

In a fast-paced world, life slows down beneath the ocean’s surface. We are still in awe of the beauty we witnessed in The Galápagos Islands.

Follow our adventure to learn about vibrant ecosystems and the crucial need to protect our oceans.

🌍🐠 #Darwin200 #OceanExploration #MarineLife #Conservation #findyourpeace #oosterschelde

Join us tomorrow for the next episode of the World`s Most Exciting Classroom on Thursday, May 23rd at 2pm UK time / 9am Eastern time.

Tune in live or watch later via the link in our bio.

We have a jam-packed program:

The Oosterschelde has just left the Galapagos and is sailing for Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Live uplink from the ship with researcher Grant discussing Galapagos birds and camera operator Josh sharing his filming experiences.

Special lesson from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

This week`s new experiment and a challenge for your classroom or home.

Join our Kahoot quiz and live Q&A session!

Guess this week`s Curiosity of the Week!

…and much more!

Don`t miss out on this exciting adventure! 🌎🦜📚

#DARWIN200 #WorldsMostExcitingClassroom #Conservation #Education #LiveEvent #galapagos

🌿✨ After 3 weeks of inspirational moments in the Galapagos, it’s a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye. Following Charles Darwin’s legacy, we’ve explored, learned, and contributed to vital conservation efforts.

But the adventure continues! 🌊 Next stop: Easter Island. We’re excited to embark on the next phase of our global voyage and uncover new discoveries.

Thank you to our fantastic partners and sponsors for making our time in the Galápagos Islands possible.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue on this incredible global journey!

📸 @joshclarkephotos

#DARWIN200 #Galapagos #EasterIsland #GlobalVoyage #Conservation #Adventure #CharlesDarwin #oosterschelde

Darwin Leader, Hanna Hogenboon shares her experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website!

A big thank you to Lifecycle Renewables for sponsoring Hanna’s project.

#darwin200 #conservation #endemicspecies #plants #genetics #evolution #fieldwork #naturalselection #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Darwin Leader, Duda Menegassi shares her experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website! #darwin200 #conservation #ecology #entomology #evolution #naturalselection #insects #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Darwin Leader, Laya Pothunuri shares her experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website! #darwin200 #conservation #ecology #circulareconomy #plasticpolution #overfishing #biosolutions #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Darwin Leader, Taysa Rocha shares her experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website! #darwin200 #conservation #ecology #invasivespecies #frogs #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Last week, as we departed the enchanting Bartolome Island, Joe, the host of our weekly "World`s Most Exciting Classroom" events, captured this stunning sunset. The sky erupted in dazzling shades of orange and pink, marking a beautiful close to a memorable day.

#SunsetVibes #BartolomeIsland #NaturePhotography #TravelMoments #Darwin200

Darwin Leader, Meghyn Fountain shares her experience working in the Galápagos Islands. Find details about how you can apply to become a Darwin Leader on our website!

@charlesdarwinfoundation

#darwin200 #conservation #ecology #marinebiology #research #globalvoyage #changetheworld #wildlife

Join us for the next episode of the World’s Most Exciting Classroom! ✨🌍

📅 Date: Thursday, May 16th
🕒 Time: 2 PM UK | 9 AM Eastern
📹 Stream it live or watch later via the link in our bio.

Here’s what’s coming up:

🏝️ Galapagos Expedition Recap: Joe Grabowski, founder of EBTSOYP, shares his experiences from the Galapagos with the DARWIN200 team. Expect close encounters with nature’s marvels!
📡 Last Live Update from the Galapagos: Catch our final broadcast from the islands.
🔬 Weekly Experiment & Challenge: Engage with our hands-on activity, perfect for classrooms or at home.
🧠 Interactive Kahoot Quiz & Q&A: Join in for fun learning and live interaction.
🤔 Curiosity of the Week: Test your guesswork!

📺 Missed our latest World’s Most Exciting Classroom episode? Catch the replay via the link in our bio.

Join us to explore, learn, and be amazed! 🌟

#Darwin200 #ScienceExploration #Education #LiveLearning #GalapagosAdventure #worldsmostexcitingclassroom #oosterschelde

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