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Mechanisms of Evolution - Life Science Research Course

Part of After School Program

A cladogram with six animal silhouettes and these descriptive terms: cetacea, rodhocetus, hippopotamidae, tragulidae, pecora, ruminantia, suidae, tayassuidae, suina, and camelidae.
Whale Ancestry The current understanding of molecular biologists, shown in the cladogram, proposes that whales are closely related to hippos and dolphins. 
© AMNH

This course will teach the evidence for and mechanisms of evolution, beginning with the history of evolutionary theory. Students will learn the ways that the genetic makeup of a population can change over time, and how new species are formed. This class will also introduce students to evolutionary systematics and cladistics, or more simply put, how scientists study the evolutionary relationships between living things. 

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/29, 12/4, 12/6, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, 12/20, 1/3, 1/8, 1/10