With University of Colorado’s Science Discovery

Students spend a week discovering the many ways that scientists learn about the Epic of Evolution, from the Big Bang to now. Because of the importance of DNA in understanding biological evolution, students spend extra time studying DNA and its role in evolution.

Cathy McGowan Russell, (adult at right in back), teaching assistant Emily, with students showing off the DNA models that they made.

Hands-On Activities

We explore evolution with many hands-on activies that help students understand deep time, paleontology, geology, biology, anthropology, and astrobiology.



What parents say about Exploring Evolution:

“Absolutely loved it!! Way exceeded expectations.”

 “Lots of new information – good teacher, great experiments.”

“The best camp all summer.”

“It was fun and cool.”

“He loved it.”



Students examined fossil skulls, extracted DNA, dug for fossils, reconstructed skeletons to learn about evolution.

Student loads DNA into gel electrophoresis chamber.

Student measures the diameter of a skull.