Join us for a special day dedicated to homeschoolers!
Rocks, Fossils, and Glaciation
Grades 7 – 9 (or equivalent)Date: May 24, 2019 Time: (1 hour) 10:30am – 11:30am Cost: $6/participant
What was it like in Alberta during the Cretaceous? And how do scientists know? During this interactive presentation, students apply their knowledge of the rock cycle, fossils, glaciation, the Earth’s orbit, and the effect of volcanic eruptions to discover what Alberta was like during the Cretaceous.
Kindergarten to Grade 3 (or equivalent)Date: May 24, 2019 Time: (1 hour) 10:30am – 11:30am Cost: $6/participant
This program starts with an interactive reading of a book by Robert Heidbreder called, “Drumheller Dinosaur Dance”. The students participate during the dinosaur storybook reading by doing a mini-choreographed dino dance and reading out loud the repetitive main verse of the story. After the reading the students examine replicas and real 73 million year old fossils. To conclude, they put on their palaeontologist hats and work together in teams to construct giant dinosaur puzzles constructed out of foam.
Grades 4 – 12 (or equivalent)Date: May 24, 2019 Time: (1 hour) 10:30am – 11:30am Cost: $6/participant
During this very hands-on program, students examine real 73-million year old fossils and extraordinary replicas from Alberta and beyond.
Dinosaur Bonebed Tour
Grades K – 12 (or equivalent)Date: May 24, 2019 Time: (2 hours) 1:30pm – 3:30am Cost: $6/participant
What was it like here 73 million years ago during the Cretaceous? What dinosaurs and plants lived here? How did hundreds of dinosaurs die in one spot? Discover some answers and some theories to these questions during this dinosaur bonebed tour. This 2-hour tour of a dinosaur bonebed takes place at Pipestone Creek Park, located 19 west of Grande Prairie and then 19 kilometers south of the Town of Wembley. Safety waivers must be signed by all participants. Hiking shoes, water, sunscreen, bug spray and a hat are recommended.
Museum Gallery Tour
Grades K – 12 (or equivalent)Date: May 24, 2019 Time: (1 hour) 2:00pm – 3:00am Cost: $6/participant
Get firsthand knowledge from our education staff on the ins and outs of the museum! This tour will cover all the gallery exhibits and offer unique trivia on the paleontology of the region.