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Tree of Life - Life Science Research Course

Part of After School Program

Tree of LIfe

This course will explore the diversity of life on earth through the tree of life. Students will learn how scientists use both physical and molecular characteristics of plants and animals to classify and name species, as well as determine how different species are related to one another. Through the study of specimens, students will learn the major characteristics of various species.


Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meeting Dates:   9/9, 9/11, 9/16, 9/18, 9/23, 9/30, 10/2, 10/7,10/9, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21


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