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Cranbrook Institute of Science


39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

The Cranbrook Science Center is part of Cranbrook, one of the world’s leading centers of education. Extraordinary, transformational experiences in education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is their primary focus of the Science Center and is based on a view that science literacy is vital to all aspects of our lives.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Grades: 4-7thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTimes: January 9, 2018 10:10 am ESTJanuary 9, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Experience an incredible 4,000 mile journey to the center of the Earth. See the landforms, sediments, rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and the changing conditions that would be encountered along the way. Evaluate how and what we know about the deep structure and origin of our planet, its source of internal heat and magnetic field. Discover how geologists interpret geologic evidence and what the rocks and sediments reveal about Earth System history and the origin of important natural resources

Jan 9, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Jan 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Don Harrington Discovery Center

Fossil Finders
Grades: K-5thLength: 45 MinCategories: Paleontology, Science, STEMTimes: January 16, 2018 11:10 am ESTJanuary 16, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Learn about paleontology and the study of prehistoric life including: what a fossil is and how they are made, different types of fossils, what the Earth and life was like in the prehistoric past, and meet some interesting animals and plants that existed in the deep past. The lecture can be modified to talk about a particular prehistoric time period or in a more general format.

Jan 16, 2018 at 11:10 am EST
Jan 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST


Rocks and Fossils
Grades: 6-12thLength: 45 MinCategories: Science, STEMTimes: January 10, 2018 10:10 am ESTJanuary 10, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Geology is the study of the earth, the processes that formed it, and how earth will continue to change in the future. The educator demonstrates how rocks, minerals, and plate tectonics make up the Earth and how changes in each affect geological formation and geological events.

Jan 10, 2018 at 10:10 am EST
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)


Bryan Wilson
Distance Learning Coordinator
PO Box 7500
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
Phone: 403-820-6251

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only museum dedicated to the science of palaeontology and to celebrating the history and spectacular diversity of life on earth – from the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Housing over 150,000 individual specimens, the Museum is internationally renowned for its palaeontological research, collection of extraordinary scientifically valuable fossils, and dynamic galleries. Through award-winning and innovative Distance Learning programs delivered from the Canadian Badlands, your students can connect to experts who will inspire them with creative, fun, and educational activities.


Up Close and Palaeo Jr.
Grades: K-5thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTimes: January 8, 2018 11:10 am ESTJanuary 8, 2018 1:10 pm EST

Connect live with the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada during this Q&A program! A Science Educator will first introduce your students to the science of palaeontology. The remainder of the program is driven by your class! Formulate questions directly related to your curriculum, or watch as your students are inspired by each others curiosity. Animations, images, video clips, and real fossils will complement our responses.

Jan 8, 2018 at 11:10 am EST
Jan 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm EST

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