Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Fossil Elephants and Evolution with Paleobiologist Advait Jukar

Live Webcast May 17, 2019 at 11am and 2pm EDT
Advait Jukar holds a tool while standing in front of a fossil elephant skull near shelves in a collection storage area.
Paleobiologist Advait Jukar stands in front of a fossil elephant skull.

Program Details

  • May 17, 2019
  • Shows are 30 minutes long and stream at 11am and 2pm EDT
  • The program is free, but registration is requested. SIGN UP

Did you know that there were many different species of elephants millions of years ago? Go back in time with Paleobiologist Advait Jukar to learn about the different kinds of elephants from the past, see real fossils, and understand how the patterns between an elephant’s body size, tooth shape, and where they lived played a role in elephant’s evolution. Throughout the broadcast, Advait will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls.

How to Participate

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Webcasts and Podcasts
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Life Science