EPISODE 2: whales, dolphins and dragon trees
EPISODE 2 VIDEO
In this episode of the World’s Most Exciting Classroom, host Joe Grabowski takes viewers live to the DARWIN200 ship in Tenerife, Canary Islands. DARWIN200 Project Leader Stewart McPherson recounts Charles Darwin’s visit to the Canary Islands on HMS Beagle, noting Darwin’s inability to land due to a quarantine. Marine biologist Dr. Natacha Aguilar de Soto shares her intriguing research on beaked whales in the surrounding waters. Viewers are then transported to Jaime Coello of Fundación Telesforo Bravo, who discusses the remarkable diversity of Tenerife’s vegetation and the conservation efforts for unique plants like dragon trees and endemic euphorbia. The episode also features a Kahoots quiz with a £50 Amazon voucher prize, an interactive experiment on natural selection, and a Q&A session. The show wraps up with Stewart McPherson unveiling the latest “Curiosity of the Week,” inviting viewers to submit their guesses for a chance to be featured in the next episode.
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