Extinctions Class

Brian Sobas

When we talk about extinction, one of the questions we always ask is, "What animals went extinct?" But it is equally important to ask "What ones survived?" We need to ask better questions! If we are going to understand extinction, we need to understand it in a comprehensive way.

Upper School Students had the privilege of hearing from Patrick Spencer, a professor of Geology from Whitman College, during their X-Block Extinction class the second week of November. This class examines the five major mass extinction events and how they shaped the biodiversity of the time. Professor Spencer has a special connection to Breck as he is the former teacher of our very own Mr. Wright. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Professor Spencer!

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