History of Life lecture series

History of Life lecture series

Starting October 29, 2018 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Museum of the Earth


Our History of Life series explores the diversification of life throughout our planet’s 4 billion year journey. Taught by top educators from the Paleontological Research Institution, this is a fun and informative introduction to the many facets of life and its evolution on Earth.


Monday, October 29--A Brief Survey of the History of Life, Dr. Robert Ross
From the first suggestions of life in the Precambrian through the present, take in this broad perspective of the History of Life on Earth.

Monday, November 5--Plant Diversity in the Tertiary, Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen
Join Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen to explore the emergence of plant life as well as the spectacular diversity of flora in the Tertiary.

Monday, November 12--Arms Race in the Sea, Dr. Gregory Deitl
As marine life dominates, competition spurs the evolution of impressive species beneath the surface.

Monday, November 19--Vertebrate Evolution and the Secrets of the Skull, Dr. Warren Allmon
An in-depth look at our Secrets of the Skull exhibit and the history of vertebrate life on earth.