Adventures in Science
Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
Through August 1, 2014
While this session is currently full, there is space on the waiting list. Please submit the application to be placed on the waiting list, and indicate all Middle School Institutes you might be interested in to increase the likelihood you will get into one of them.
Did you know that we share our planet with over 5 million species? Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of the American Museum of Natural History’s considerable resources, including the fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections. Gain an understanding of the genetic and physical evidence for evolution, meet scientists who will expose you to careers in the biological sciences, and take behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments. Join us to find out how scientists use their knowledge of evolution to identify endangered jaguars in Belize, track global illegal wildlife hunting, and monitor the spread of viruses.
Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1
9 am–4 pm
Member price: $525
Non-member price: $550
Apply for this institute here. Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include thoughtful essays that meet the word-count requirements.
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