Deep Time Explorations
Saturday, February 13, 2016
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration opens on January 12, 2016.
Workshop location: Commons Learning Center, The University of Texas at Austin J. J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC). 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758
In this FREE workshop, educators will work with a paleontologist to:
- learn how to integrate earth and life science concepts in the classroom;
- become familiar with general types of fossils and how they were formed;
- discuss common misconceptions about the fossil record;
- investigate the evidence for major evolutionary events; and
- develop a better sense of deep time.
Teachers will participate in inquiry-based activities using TMM specimens and educational materials.
This training is designed for 5th 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 3 hours of continuing professional education (CPE)
To register, send an email to Pamela R. Owen (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com