Grades 9-12

High School Digit(al) Evolution

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

While the powerful upper limbs in a bat are used for flying, you won’t see many cats soar by overhead and yet these animals move with the same sets of bones! The skeletal anatomy of living mammals is wildly diverse. How do the bones of different mammals—from primates to dogs, seals to bats—evolve in different environments? In this weeklong course, Digit(al) Evolution, you’ll find out! Using 3D scanners and printers, together we will scan, print, assemble, and analyze mammal bones from our behind-the-scenes collections. We will use the digital technology of 3D-scanning and 3D-printing to understand differences in the mammalian body plan, from the shoulder all the way down to the tips of each individual digit. Get “hands on” in a new way to understand how these forms diversified and adapted to their environments.

Monday, July 25th - Friday, July 29th, 2016

10 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: Free

We are no longer accepting applications for this program.



New York City high school students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade (or equivalent) in the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply. Participants must live in OR go to school or be homeschooled within the five boroughs of New York City.



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