Adventures in Science
Evolution Institute (Grades 6-8)
July 22, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Did you know that we share our planet with over 5 million species? And did you know that at the American Museum of Natural History, scientists use their knowledge of evolution to identify endangered jaguars in Belize, track global illegal wildlife hunting, and monitor the spread of viruses such as H1N1?
The Evolution Institute is a unique opportunity for you 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. You will meet innovative scientists who will expose you to cutting-edge careers in the biological sciences, and you'll take behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments. In addition, the Evolution Institute will provide you with valuable information about AMNH's high school internships and research opportunities.
When: This two week institute goes from July 22nd - August 2nd, 2013,
Monday - Friday each week, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Deadline to apply to Middle School Institutes: June 1
To apply, submit an application at surveymoney.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these videos by past students who have taken the Evolution Institute
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Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.
July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
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August 5, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.