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Student Programs Cosmology - Exploratory Course In this class, you'll learn about both aspects of cosmology – see how different cultures represent their cosmologies through... Student Programs Wonderful Universe - Science Research Course This class will introduce and discuss the physical laws and principles that make the Universe what it is, from gravity to ele... Student Programs Conservation Biology - Science Research Course This course will introduce the principles and techniques of conservation biology, the causes of species extinctions and how t... Student Programs Molecular Genetics - Science Research Course This course will cover genetics and genomics, with a focus on understanding the composition of the genome. Students will lear... Course Faces From the Past - Exploratory Course In this course, we will examine fossil skull casts from human relatives to sculpt facial reconstructions on 3D-printed skulls... Student Programs Dynamic Earth - Science Research Course In this Earth and Planetary Science course students will learn about the latest research conducted at the Museum through inte... Student Programs Stars - Science Research Course This class will introduce you to the variety of stars out there, from white dwarves to red giants, and G-type stars, like our... Student Programs Our Concrete Jungle - Exploratory Course Our class will investigate NYC’s natural history from a pre-colonial Eden to concrete jungle, learn the skills of ecological... Student Programs Genes in Space - Exploratory Course Learn what PCR experiments can teach us about identifying genes, and design an experiment that could be entered into the Gene... Course Linguistic Anthropology - Exploratory Course In this course, you will examine how scientists use sound to track the evolution of language, languages in danger of disappea... Student Programs Archaeology of Tomorrow - Research Course Explore how the study of material culture is changing as satellites, 3D scanners, and digital museums gain use in the field,... Course Marine Biology - Exploratory Course In this course, students will learn about marine invertebrates and biodiversity through the field research and scientific exp... Student Programs Open Space - Exploratory Course How do you make objects in outer space, objects that no human has ever visited, easier to understand on a more intuitive leve... Student Programs Invisible Bodies - Exploratory Course Find out how some of the hardiest life forms on the planet can cause disease, jump from body to body, and compete with other... Student Programs Human Origins - Science Research Course Trace the path of human evolution through in-depth discussions, hands-on activities, and visits to Museum halls that plot the... Student Programs Life Beyond Earth - Exploratory Course Are we alone in the Universe? This question has intrigued humans ever since we had the courage to look skyward. Explore the s... Course Microfossils - Exploratory Course Tiny fossils can hold giant secrets when we use the right tools to uncover them. Join the museum to work with and analyze nev... Student Programs Politics, People, and Pathogens - Science Research Course Using the tools on anthropology, you will uncover how history, geography, and our own culture can affect how we treat malaria... Course Claw to Wing - Exploratory Course Explore what extinct theropods and birds had in common with paleontological evidence and how paleontologists collect, prepare... Course #ScienceFTW: Cuba - Exploratory Course Go behind the scenes to learn about island biogeography - the spectacular ways life evolves on islands - and revisit collecti... Course Mechanisms of Evolution - Science Research Course Learn the ways that the genetic makeup of a population can change over time, and how new species are formed. Student Programs Darwin’s Dangerous Experiments - Exploratory Course In this class, you will test the origins of the theory of Natural Selection with experiments recreated from the writings of C... Course Mapping Disaster - Exploratory Course (Formerly Visualizing Climate Change)   Course Medical Anthropology - Exploratory Course Using the tools on anthropology, you will uncover how history, geography, and our own culture can affect how we treat malaria... Course DNA Barcoding - Exploratory Course In this course, we will explore a cutting edge methodology that has helped scientists all over the world identify and study b...   The Ape In You - Exploratory Course   Course Explosive Earth - Exploratory Course This class will explore the world of volcanoes! We will learn why they exist, where they form, and a volcano study is never... Course Conservation Genetics - Exploratory Course In this course, we will learn about how DNA sequencing, including DNA Barcoding, and fingerprinting techniques can be used to... Student Programs Culture through the Lens - Exploratory Course Explore gender, race, and the individual through various visual media such as film, photography, and social media. Course What Makes Us Human - Exploratory Course What makes human beings unique? Study all aspects of human life. Student Programs Tree of Life - Science Research Course Learn how scientists use both physical and molecular characteristics of plants and animals to classify and name species, as w... Course Footprints in Time - Exploratory Course In this course, we will explore the evidence left behind by the many magnificent extinct organisms, focusing on ichnofossils,... Course Digging up Our Past - Exploratory Course In this course, students will learn what archaeology really means and how it shapes our past, present, and future. Student Programs The Cosmic Perspective - Exploratory Course Set the time machine for 14 billion years ago. In this course you will study the universe, from its earliest moments to the f... Course DIY Astronomy - Science Research Course Learn how to measure the distance to a star, find and classify a variable star, and more! Explore Unix, SuperMongo, IRAF and...   Our Changing Climate - Exploratory Course Our global climate is changing. But what is causing these changes? Are humans the only cause? Participants will research pas...   Barcode of Life - Exploratory Class In this course, we will explore a cutting edge methodology that has helped scientists all over the world identify and study b...