Expeditions across the seas, perilous adventures in unknown lands and discoveries that shook the scientific world. Join zoologist Brenna Boyle and discover the brave characters and bold thinkers who shaped our knowledge and understanding of the natural world. Includes visit to the Natural History Museum.
Explore the life of birds and learn about bird evolution, tips for identification and key behaviours before having a chance to put your skills into practice on two field trips in London (St James' Park and Hampstead Heath).
Three sessions at City Lit and two off-site. All 14.00-16.00.
What makes owls unique? Which species of owl live in London? How do they hunt? View zoological specimens and dissect an owl pellet from a wild Barn Owl, identifying the bones within to ascertain the owl's diet.
Today's apes are few in number but millions of years ago, apes ruled the primate world. Discover why they were so successful and why they disappeared. Explore key topics in their evolution and find out about great apes around the world today.
Invertebrates account for 98% of all animal life on the planet and include beautiful butterflies, deadly spiders and an incredible array of sea-life. They have colonised each continent and every habitat. Explore invertebrate diversity and find out what makes them so successful. Includes visit to the Natural History Museum.
Explore the sex lives and sexual strategies of the five living great apes. Topics will range from the major evolutionary theories behind jealousy and cheating and heterosexual/homosexual/bisexual behaviour, to the hand-signals used by bonobos to indicate specific sexual positions.
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