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Teacher Workshops

Dinosaurs: Not Just Any Old Reptiles!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration opens on January 11, 2017.

Workshop location: Commons Learning Center, The University of Texas at Austin J. J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC). 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758

Cost: FREE!

Tyrannosaurus rex detail

In this FREE workshop, educators will work with a paleontologist to:

  • investigate characteristics shared by extinct dinosaurs and birds;

  • demonstrate how trackways provide evidence for dinosaur anatomy and behavior; and

  • evaluate and appreciate artwork depicting extinct dinosaurs.

Teachers will participate in inquiry-based activities using TMM specimens and educational materials. 

This training is designed for 3rd through 8th grade teachers, including classroom, homeschool and informal science educators. 

Each educator will receive:

  • curriculum aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR standards;
  • opportunity to check out loaner kits of specimens & materials used in the training; and
  • credit for 2 hours of continuing professional education (CPE)

To register, send an email to Pamela R. Owen ( with the following information: full name, phone number, name and address of your school, and grade level(s) and/or subject(s) taught.

This workshop is part of the Darwin Day Celebration hosted by the Center for Inquiry – Austin.

Questions about the workshop?  Contact Pamela R. Owen at