Evolution: What Fossils Tell Us

March 8, 2012

Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers


August 22, 23, and 24, 2012
10 a.m. - 1p.m. each day
Overnight Fossil Collecting Field Trip: September 29-30


August Workshops at the Academy

Working with Academy scientist Dr. Ted Daeschler and the Academy's world-class fossil collections, participants will:

  • Learn how scientists search for, collect, and study fossils.
  • Investigate transitional fossils, such as Tiktaalik, and their importance to understanding the evolution of major taxonomic groups.
  • Learn how fossils and modern molecular studies allow scientists to make predictable and testable evolutionary hypotheses.
  • Acquire practical lesson plans and resources to implement with your students in the classroom.

September 29-30 Fossil Collecting Field Trip

  • Participants will have a chance to visit and collect fossils at Red Hill, Devonian fossil collection site in central Pennsylvania.
  • Participants will gain hands-on experience in how fossils are found, collected, curated and studied.

Cost: $45


For more information, contact:

Timshel Purdum, Senior Manager of Education
purdum@ansp.org or 215-405-5071
To register, contact Reservations at 215-299-1060.

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