Science & Nature
Meet the Prehistoric Ancestors of the Giraffe: Sivatherium and the Climacoceras
This one-time class will explore the unique history of the giraffe from bones found in Kenya.
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We know about dinosaurs but did you know that giraffes also have prehistoric relatives? In this class, we will explore some of the several sister groups of giraffes including the "Climacoceras" (from Greek for "ladder horns"). This group of extinct artiodactyls lived in Africa and Europe during the Miocene Period (23.03 to 5.333 million years ago). The members of Climacoceras were related to giraffes. We'll also learn about the "Sivatherium," which was relevant in the late Miocene period and...
We will explore different types of giraffe's prehistoric ancestors including what the bones looked like, how close to the giraffe they looked, and note the similarities of the patterns.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Creativity Master in Art, Animation, and Publishing
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Hello, my name is Teacher Nick! A 30 year professional graphic designer and author seeks to teach your child the fundamentals of digital art and animation and traditional drawing techniques. I'm a highly-rated teacher who loves teaching children...