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Hands-On Demo:Out of the Water and Back Again

Sunday, February 21, 2016
12:00 AM
UM Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Take a journey through time as we explore a story that has taken millions of years to unfold.  Where did life begin? How did the first four-footed land animals emerge? How does life change? And why do fossil whales have feet? Participants will visit the Museum's resident whales and related species as they learn about the evolutionary processes responsible for the diversity of life on Earth. After a brief tour, visitors can make a cast of a tooth from an ancient whale species called Dorudon and construct an evolutionary timeline.

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute free interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum. They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.