This course will cover the diversity of life on earth through the tree of life, or the study of how living things are related. Students will learn how scientists use both physical and molecular characteristics of plants and animals to classify and name species, as well as determine how different species are related to one another. Through the study of specimens, students will learn the major characteristics of species from bacteria through plants and animals.
This course is a pre-requisite for the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) in biology, evolution, conservation genetics, biodiversity and anthropology. The course is offered free-of-charge.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates:11/1, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/27, 11/29, 12/4, 12/6, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18