April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The avian skeleton is truly a marvel of biological engineering. The lightweight bones of birds allow them to fly across oceans, dash across open savannas, and dive to great watery depths to catch a meal. Modern bird anatomy gives insight into common ancestry and morphological similarities with theropod dinosaurs. In this course with osteologist Todd Green, you’ll use lectures and hands-on lab work to examine the anatomy of different birds and compare their locomotion types, feeding habits, and ecosystems. This class is an elective for the Paleontology Certification Program. There are no prerequisites for this course. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program.