Direct From The Fossil Record

Direct From The Fossil Record

Suitable for Grades 3-7

DATE

February 9, 2022

10am-11am MST

WHERE

Virtually via Streamyard

PRICE

Per class online (up to 35 students): $100

Only 8 class spots available!

GRADES

Best suited for grades 3-7

For the record, this Direct From is absolutely dino-mite!

Spark is partnering with the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum for brand-new program in our award-winning Direct From series: Direct From the Fossil Record! We’ll take you on a virtual tour of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to unearth the palaeontological mysteries of northern Alberta, followed by a live Q&A session with our expert.

Alberta is famous for its amazing dinosaur fossil record; however, the dino diversity of some areas of the province have long been overlooked. The late Cretaceous rocks of the Grande Prairie area in northwestern Alberta are rich in fossils and represent an important time and place in prehistory that has much to teach us about the dinosaurs of Alberta. The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is dedicated to exploring, preserving, and showing off the unique and wonderful fossil record of a new frontier of palaeontology in western Canada – join this exploration with us!

Price

Virtually

$100 per class (up to 35 students)

via Streamyard

Only 8 class spots available!

Date & Time

February 9, 2022

10am-11am MST

About the Dinosaur Museum

Mission statement of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum: The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach.

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Curriculum Ties

· Grade 3: Rocks and Minerals; Animal Life Cycles (Extinction)

· Grade 4: Alberta: A Sense of the Land; Life Roles and Career Development

· Grade 5: Physical Geography of Canada; Life Roles and Career Development

· Grade 6: Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways; Life Roles and Career Development

· Grade 7: Planet Earth; Life Roles and Career Development

For more information please contact [email protected] or call 403.817.6802

Only 8 class spots available!

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  • GUEST SPEAKER

Jackson Sweder

Jackson Sweder is the Lab Technician and Collections Manager at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Near Grande Prairie, Alberta. He spends his days at work cleaning and cataloguing dinosaur fossils, as well as digging up fossils in the summer field season. He went to the University of Alberta to receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Environmental Sciences.

When not at work, he is an outdoor enthusiast, spending time every single day outside hiking, running or cross-country skiing. He also enjoys the lower energy activities of birding and nature photography and is an avid reader of both historical novels and scientific palaeontology papers.

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