In this class, we will learn about taxonomy- the scientific classification of living things. Using familiar objects and fun activities, we will learn about how scientists sort all life on earth, and how this classification relates to evolution. We will cover specific examples in the primate order, and talk about the implications of taxonomy in modern research.
Hello! My name is Sofia and I am a recent graduate of Columbia University, where I studied evolutionary biology. After graduation, I spent almost a year in Costa Rica doing behavioral field work with white faced capuchin monkeys. I am currently completing my Master’s in Teaching at New York University while working as a middle school science teacher. Previously, I have also done field work in Kenya and worked at the American Museum of Natural History.