After School Program

Human Origins - Science Research Course

November 7, 2016 - December 19, 2016


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.

Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28, 11/30, 12/15, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14, 12/19