Adventures in Science
Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
Through December 15, 2013
Did you know that we share our planet with over 5 million species? The Evolution Institute is a unique opportunity to explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of AMNH's considerable resources, including the fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections. In this academically rigorous introduction to evolution, students will gain a strong understanding of the genetic and physical evidence for evolution, meet innovative 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 at the American Museum of Natural History use their knowledge of evolution to identify endangered jaguars in Belize, track global illegal wildlife hunting, and monitor the spread of viruses!
When: This Sunday Institute will run from 9:00am-4:00pm on 5 Sundays: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, and 12/15. Note that there is no class on 12/1 due to holidays.
How to Apply: Fill out the online application HERE.
Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include thoughtful essays that meet the word-count requirements.
We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. For more information, please email email@example.com
More in this Series:
February 17, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Want to take a stroll on Mars? How about an afternoon flight to Europa, a moon of Jupiter that may be covered in enormous, warm oceans? Learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Digital Universe, the AMNH's cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of our universe.
Offered as a one week program Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014 OR five Sundays: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
April 27, 2014 - May 25, 2014
The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.
Five Sundays: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25