After School Program

Human Origins - Science Research Course

March 15, 2016 - April 21, 2016

Australopithicus afarensis, Spitzer Hall of Human Origins ©AMNH

Australopithicus afarensis, Spitzer Hall of Human Origins











What traits separate fully modern humans from our ancient ancestors? How did hominids survive their ever-changing environment, learn to produce tools, or develop the ability to communicate ideas? Explore first-hand what makes us human by examining fossils, studying anatomy, and learning to make your own chipped stone tools. In this course, we will trace the path of human evolution through in-depth discussions, hands-on activities, and visits to Museum halls that plot the history of humankind.

This course is a prerequisite for the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) in the biology and anthropology tracks. The course is offered free-of-charge.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, 3/24, 3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14, 4/19, 4/21