2009 marked the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and his theories still have great relevance today. In this program, students will learn the importance of scientific theories and investigate how the theory of evolution and natural selection has shaped today’s knowledge on animal adaptation, predation, and survival. Take a journey back in time and explore some of the early evolutionary theories as you observe and interact with some of our most impressive and intimidating animals- the carnivores! During this hands-on program students will have the opportunity to closely observe and analyse various animal skulls and suggest how observed animal features have enabled animals to adapt for obtaining food and avoiding predation. As students explore incredible characteristics of some of our native wildlife, they will identify selective pressures and adaptations that help each animals survive. In a changing climate with many extra human pressures who is best placed to evolve into the future?