Evolution of Whales: A Hands-On Demonstration
Dive deeply into the history of whales. Explore some of the earliest known whales! Look at how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic whales to modern whales. Discover how paleontologists study fossils to find the missing link to the earliest known whale ancestor. Finally, you will get the chance to make your own cast of an archaic Dorudon whale tooth! These 20-30 minute interactive programs take place on the 2nd floor of the U-M Museum of Natural History. They include both brief presentations highlighting university research and engaging hands-on activities. They are suitable for adults and children, ages 5 and up.