After School Program
Claw to Wing - Exploratory Course
November 4, 2016 - December 16, 2016
A world filled with dinosaurs living side-by-side with humans sounds like science fiction, but everyday you pass dozens of carnivorous raptors, clever avian theropods, and feathered descendants of Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Get a behind the scenes look at special exhibit Dinosaurs Among Us and answer the question: Are dinosaurs really extinct? 65 million years ago a small group of lucky survivors escaped mass extinction. Today they can be found all over the world, soaring over high mountain peaks and roasted on your dinner table. Explore the mechanisms that shaped avian evolution from their “terrible lizard” ancestors, the tools of cladistics and skeletal morphology. We will explore what extinct theropods and birds had in common with paleontological evidence and how paleontologists collect, prepare and analyze fossils in the field.
Meeting Times: Friday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/4, 11/11*, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
*This is a DOE school holiday, however ASP classes are in session
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