Educator Workshops

Bite Club - Exploring Tooth Evolution  

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 -- 10 am to Noon

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:

• investigate how anatomy is integral to understanding biological evolution

• apply basic physics and mathematics to analyze tooth shape and position in jaws

• make predictions about predatory behavior and diet and hypothesize evolutionary relationships

Educators 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 2 hours of continuing professional education (CPE)


To register, send an email to TMM Education with the following information: full name, phone number, name and address of your organization or 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