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Charles Darwin audio trails – Bromley


Posted on September 27th, by admin in Activities, Audio Trails, Case Study, Mapping, Tales and musings, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Charles Darwin audio trails – Bromley

Charles Darwin audio trails – Bromley

Explore five Charles Darwin-themed audio trails produced on behalf of Bromley Council. The audio guides explore the countryside Darwin called his ‘landscape laboratory’ and celebrate how Charles Darwin formulated his amazing theory of evolution in the Kent countryside – a theory that rocked the deeply religious Victorian world, and even Darwin himself!


Each Charles Darwin-themed audio trail is accompanied by a downloadable map and a family activity sheet to help everyone delve into the world of Charles Darwin, and discover how he got to grips with ‘the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’.

Downe audio trailDowne audio trail

Charles Darwin found school boring, thought his university years were a waste of time, and felt sick at the sight of blood! So how did he get to become one of the world’s greatest scientists? Find out as you follow this amazing audio trail around the village he spent most of his life…

Download the full audio trail (podcast file)

Listen to a short sample

Download map

Download activity sheet

Keston audio trail

Keston audio trail

What do meat-eating plants, teenage mutant ninja turtles, a fish named ‘pet’ and Charles Darwin have in common? They have all played a part in Keston’s fascinating history and on this exciting audio trail you will find out why.

Download the full audio trail (podcast file)

Listen to a short sample

Download map

Download activity sheet

“Audio Trails have brought Charles Darwin and his science to life through a series of exciting trails and dramatic stories. They are helping us to raise the profile of Darwin during his Bicentenary year and introduce wider audiences of all ages to his important work and the local heritage.

They have worked and consulted closely with our local experts and target groups to produce innovative and fun interpretation, allowing us to promote Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory without the need for numerous interpretation boards encroaching on the visual aspect of the sensitive landscape.”

Aimee Jones, London Borough of Bromley

High Elms audio trail
High Elms audio trail

Explore the home of five John Lubbocks. One of them bought young Darwin a microscope, and the rest is history. This audio trail also features an actual recording of John Lubbock from 1899!

Download the full audio trail (podcast file)

Listen to a short sample

Download map

Download activity sheet

 

Cudham audio trailCudham audio trail

As the Darwin’s guide you around this quiet corner of Kent, Charles’ children will reveal the role they played in his ‘Big Book’.

Download the full audio trail (podcast file)

Listen to a short sample

Download map

Download activity sheet

 

 

Beck audio trail

Beck audio trail

This is a ‘fantasy story with attitude’ based in Beckenham. It follows two teenagers on a quest to save nature.

Download the full audio trail (podcast file)

Listen to a short sample

Download map

Download activity sheet

 

Don’t forget to check out another of our Charles Darwin-themed audio trail – Darwin and the Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace.





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