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Teacher Workshops

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

Cost: FREE!

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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 ( 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