5 episodes

From the creators of The Wild Life comes Class.

Why class? Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

Each season focuses in on a new Phylum, with each episode exploring a new Class of animal. Season One: Mollusca, just wrapped up production and is on its way!

Each episode also comes with educational resources like images, diagrams, and worksheets for free use by students and enthusiasts everywhere.

Class The Wild Life

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From the creators of The Wild Life comes Class.

Why class? Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

Each season focuses in on a new Phylum, with each episode exploring a new Class of animal. Season One: Mollusca, just wrapped up production and is on its way!

Each episode also comes with educational resources like images, diagrams, and worksheets for free use by students and enthusiasts everywhere.

    Mollusca: Chitons

    Mollusca: Chitons

    Welcome to our new series.
    Chitons belong to the Phylum Mollusca, along with bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods.
    They may seem simple, but there is a beautiful complexity in their story and existence if you know where to look.
    Welcome to Class.
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    • 14 min
    What are Animals?

    What are Animals?

    From the biggest elephant to the littlest fly. From every fish in the sea, to all the birds in the sky.
    Animals are all around us.
    Dolphins are animals. Just like owls, salamanders, and the anoles in the tree.
    A salamander may not look like an owl, and an owl definitely doesn’t look like an elephant. Yet, even still, you can tell they are animals just by looking at them.
    But why? What could all of these things possibly have in common? What makes an animal an animal?
    What is an animal?
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/07/what-are-animals/ (Transcript)
    https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/devonbowker (Support the Show)

    • 9 min
    How to Build an Animal: Symmetry

    How to Build an Animal: Symmetry

    There really is no shortage of ways to build an animal, but there are rules to be followed—rules with deep roots. Check out Part 2 of my pre-kick-off series to my new zoology series, Class, and get oriented with the basic body patterns of animal life.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/11/how-to-build-an-animal-part-one/ (Transcript)
    Support at https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/devonbowker (www.patreon.com/devonbowker)

    • 8 min
    How to Build an Animal: Body Cavities

    How to Build an Animal: Body Cavities

    So far in the How to Build an Animal series, we’ve been taking a look at the very things that make an animal, well, an animal. In https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/11/how-to-build-an-animal-part-one/ (Part One) we explored types of symmetry and got oriented with the directions of cephalization. In https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/15/how-to-build-an-animal-part-two/ (Part Two) we dove into the early development of animals, from fertilization to the gastrula. We also defined the early layers called the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm and hinted at their future by revealing what tissues they are responsible for developing into.
    Each of these things has been a branching point on the tree of animal life. Now it’s time for another.
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/17/how-to-build-an-animal-part-three/ (Transcript)

    • 8 min
    How to Build An Animal: Development

    How to Build An Animal: Development

    There really is no shortage of ways to build an animal, but there are rules to be followed. To truly understand, we have to go to the very beginning. Check out Part 3 of my pre-kick-off series to my new zoology series, Class, and get oriented with the development of animal life.
    https://youtu.be/SEejivHRIbE (Link to the amazingly spectacular video I mentioned)
    https://thewildlife.blog/2022/04/15/how-to-build-an-animal-part-two/ (Transcript)
    Support at https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/devonbowker (www.patreon.com/devonbowker)

    • 12 min

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