The Museum’s Ice Age experts will provide an in-depth look at look at the ecosystems and fauna of the Pleistocene. You’ll hear firsthand accounts of the Museum’s research at the Snowmass and Holyoke sites, highlighting the breadth of megafauna (mammoths, mastodons, and much more) found in the intermountain west. The course will culminate with a discussion of the factors contributing to major extinction events, from climate change to humans and the emergence of the provocative idea that we are currently living in the “Anthropocene” epoch. Instructors will be paleontologists Ian Miller and Richard Stucky and geologists Greg McDonald and Bob Raynolds. This is an elective for the Paleontology Certification Program; however, there are no prerequisites for this course.