"Amazon Adventure" tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.
As in any great detective story, audiences will experience compelling clues as Bates unearths his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of another to help them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.
While he may be little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology including identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting forward the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and be inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.
|June 15-August 31||12 p.m.|