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Speed, Sweat, and Stamina: How Animals Are Adapted to Run
December 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$10 – $20
The Harvard Museum of Natural History invites families to join us in exploring the amazing ways animals have evolved to run; as fast sprinters and as slow long-distance endurance runners. Come learn about current biomechanics research with graduate students from the Departments of Human Evolutionary Biology, and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology here at Harvard. Get an insider’s look at some of the tools used to study how animals move. Experiment with hands-on activities exploring sleek skeletons, mighty muscles, and springy tendons. Become a museum detective and spot animal adaptations for running in our galleries. Throughout the program, we’ll learn about the unique adaptations that you yourself have, as a result of our own evolution as efficient endurance runners. All activities are designed to be fun and interactive experiences for families with children aged 8 – 13 to learn together. This program is not appropriate for children under 8 years of age. As a family activity, registration requires at least one adult and one child to register together. Per person price includes admission to the museum. Participants are encouraged to come early or stay late and explore the museum before or after class.
Tickets can be purchased at https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=15