Biodiversity of Vertebrate Animals

Biodiversity of Vertebrate Animals

Vertebrate animals make up only four percent of known animal species, but are immensely popular with students. In this lesson students will examine and classify real specimens from five vertebrate classes and compare their appearance, growth, and life cycles. In the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity students will discover how vertebrate animals have adapted to a wide variety of habitats and assess human impacts such as climate change on vertebrate biodiversity.

Curriculum links: assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity; investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics; demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans.

Do not combine with the topic Biodiversity or Prehistoric Biodiversity due to similar content.

Previously called Discovering Vertebrates

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Maximum 70 people (including students, teachers, educational assistants and supervisors) at one time

Availability subject to change.

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Daily Schedule
Day From   To
Mon9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  The following dates and times are not available
Day       From   To    
Mon   Oct 13, 2014   9:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Wed   Nov 26, 2014   9:00 am  -  11:55 am  
Mon   Dec 22, 2014   12:00 am  -  Fri, Jan 2, 2015 11:59 pm [range]
Mon   Feb 16, 2015   9:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Mon   Mar 16, 2015   12:00 am  -  Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:59 pm [range]
Fri   Apr 3, 2015   12:00 am  -  Mon, Apr 6, 2015 11:59 pm [range]
Mon   May 18, 2015   9:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Wed   Jul 1, 2015   12:00 am  -  Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:59 pm [range]

$16.00 /person
Tax Exempt: $16.00

1 adult(s) free
per 10 students

Activity Type: Lab/Exhibit Lesson
Duration: 90 minutes
Subject: Science
Min / Max: 15 / 70 students + adults

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