Day 1: Origins
Our examples today will focus on three momentous events in the history of life: when animals came onto land (the origin of tetrapods), when dinosaurs took to the sky (the origin of birds), and when plants began communicating with animals for pollination (the origin of flowers).
Video: “When Life Conquered The Land – The Evolution of Amphibians” (14:31)
Video: “Origin of Birds (HHMI)” (18:59)
Reading: “Making of the Flower (Buzgo et al 2005)”
Perhaps reflect today in the midst of your observations on the sheer diversity of life forms around you, and how they have transformed themselves to occupy so many niches and lifestyles. Each one of these life forms has a deep history.