Students learn about animal anatomy, physiology, and organ structures across a variety of taxonomies by completing dissections. They learn about major differences in physiology between different phyla and class and discuss evolutionary adaptation.
Students complete a variety of full laboratory dissections of preserved specimens, including owl pellets, annelids, frogs, rats, sheep brains, and dogfish sharks.
Topics include animal taxonomy, skeletal and organ structures, nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems, and convergent and divergent evolution.
"This was a well-run and interesting course. My daughter enjoyed the experiential learning, particularly the dissections."
- Robin and Louis S, Reston, VA
"The dissection was a blast."
- Andrew L, Arlington, VA
"My 12-year-old son loved this class and came home every day excited about what he had done at camp."
- Tom M, Herndon, VA