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science: meet your ancestors


what we are doing

This presentation tells the story of who we are and where we came from - how humans evolved from ape-like ancestors in Africa to become a dominant, cultural species occupying almost every part of the globe.

what you will learn

In this class, we will cover
1. How we evolved from ape-like ancestors to modern humans, including, when did we diverge from apes, who were the early hominids, and when did modern humans spread out of Africa?

2. What makes us human - what are some of the adaptations that evolved as humans migrated around the globe and established new cultures? In what ways are we still evolving?

Throughout this talk we will look at how scientists study human evolution, and how the discoveries made by a New Zealander, Allan Wilson, has revolutionised what we know about human evolution.

type of class

skill required beginner

your chalkler will be

I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry, M.Sc in Physical Organic Chemistry and a B.Sc in Biochemistry. I am a curious learner who is training to be a secondary science teacher.

what to bring

an enquiring mind

cost 15.00 (incl. GST)

how to book and pay
We expect pre-payment for all classes.
RSVP and pay using this paypal link or
deposit 15.00 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
Reference:[masked] - Your name

We require a minimum of 2 people for this class to go ahead.

our cancellation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

about chalkle°
chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Wanni, try Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

    March 26, 2013

    • Wanni

      Thank you Michael :)

      March 26, 2013

  • chalkle

    If you are on the waitlist and would like to attend this session, please email [masked] about prepayment for the class. Your status will be moved to Yes when we have received a notification from you

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Check out the follow on class too -

    March 22, 2013

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