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Columbus Zoo

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Laura Orsini
School Programs Instructor
9990 Riverside Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065-0400
Email: laura.orsini@columbuszoo.org
Phone: (614) 724-3656

NOTE: Programs are available from November to March each year.

 

Whether you’re a family with small children, or an adult who’s never lost touch with your inner 8-year old, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is serious about our mission to connect people and animals, and having a great time in the process.

Visit the Zoo without ever leaving your classroom! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium utilizes green screen technology to immerse your students in the natural world.  Teachers receive a packet upon scheduling their program which includes materials for hands-on activities used during the videoconference.

NOTE: Programs are available from November to March each year.

Finding Fossils
Grade Range: 2nd-5thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTimes: January 10, 2017 10:10 am ESTJanuary 10, 2017 1:10 pm ESTJanuary 10, 2017 2:10 pm EST

How do we know about the lives of dinosaurs? Learn about how fossils are a record of extinct animals and how dinosaurs compare to the animals of today.

Jan 10, 2017 at 10:10 am EST
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Cranbrook Institute of Science

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39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
248-645-3200
https://science.cranbrook.edu/

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
Grade Range: 9th-12thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 9, 2017 10:10 am 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, 2017 at 10:10 am EST
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Grade Range: 6th-9thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 9, 2017 12:10 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, 2017 at 12:10 pm EST
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Grade Range: 4th-5thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 9, 2017 2:10 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, 2017 at 2:10 pm EST

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
Email: distance.learning@dmns.org
Phone: 303-370-6000

At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science we LOVE science. We are curious, creative and playful. We think critically and cultivate relationships in order to be a catalyst to ignite our communities passion for nature & science!

Join us and take your students on a scientific adventure right in your own classroom. Virtual Science Academy offers award-winning, interactive experiences that bring the best of the Museum directly to you. Make classroom life easier by presenting content in line with school curriculum and NGSS.

We also offer amazing virtual field trips. Our Scientists in Action series connects students directly with scientists during a live, interactive broadcast from field sites or research labs.

Mass Extinction!
Grade Range: 4th-12thLength: 30 - 40 MinCategory: ScienceTimes: January 11, 2017 11:10 am ESTJanuary 11, 2017 1:10 pm EST

There were five major extinction events in Earth’s history when a majority of critters perished, both on land and in the sea. The biggest one is the Permian-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction, when about 95 percent of the animals died. Evidence for this event is just starting to be uncovered, and Colorado has rocks that preserve the signature of this moment in time. Join James Hagadorn, PhD, and his team of geologists as they use minerals, chemistry, fossils, and sedimentary structures—such as fossil ripples and ancient reefs—to learn what happened before, during, and after the P-T event. The answers are unknown, but the adventure has just begun.

Jan 11, 2017 at 11:10 am EST
Jan 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm EST

Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

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26385 NW Groveland Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon 971124
503-647-2418

Opened in 1997, the museum’s collections date to the 1930s and represent the largest collection of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The ranch style museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a first in Oregon. Collections include petrified wood, fossils, fluorescent minerals, meteorites, zeolites and a variety of other minerals.

Phenomenal Petrified Wood
Grade Range: 4th-6thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTimes: January 12, 2017 11:10 am ESTJanuary 12, 2017 12:10 pm ESTJanuary 12, 2017 3:10 pm EST

An exploration of the process of petrifying wood and what these wood fossils can tell us about the history of Earth.

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

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Bryan Wilson
Distance Learning Coordinator
PO Box 7500
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
Email: Bryan.Wilson@gov.ab.ca
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.

CLICK THE URL BELOW TO CHECK AVAILABILTY BEFORE YOU REQUEST A TIME:
https://atms.alberta.ca/dlccalendar/Calendar.aspx

Up Close and Palaeo Jr.
Grade Range: 9th-12thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 10, 2017 11:10 am 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 10, 2017 at 11:10 am EST
Up Close and Palaeo Jr.
Grade Range: 6th-9thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 11, 2017 3:10 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 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm EST
Up Close and Palaeo Jr.
Grade Range: K-5thLength: 45 MinCategory: ScienceTime: January 13, 2017 1:30 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 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm EST

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