Beginning each fall, I teach EEB266H (Animal Diversity: Invertebrates) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. The course focuses on the diversity of invertebrates (e.g. sponges, jellyfish, flatworms, molluscs, segmented worms, round worms, arthropods, echinoderms and several smaller phyla) and will emphasize the taxonomic characters that define each group and their placement in the evolutionary tree of life, ecological function, biological requirements, and geographical distribution. Labs emphasize identification and recognition of major groups.