Paleontology Expedition

BySternberg Museum

Paleontology Expedition

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Introduction

Come explore the fossils of Kansas! Sharks, ammonites, giant clams, ancient sea turtles, fossilized ferns, and giant mosasaurs are only the beginning of the incredible diversity of fossil organisms found here. In this camp, students will be introduced to paleontology field work done right. Using professional field equipment, we will prospect for surface fossils, document sites, and learn how to correctly and safely collect fossil material. Along the way, students will learn how to identify fossil material, and be introduced to the basics of sedimentary geology. We also emphasize field safety skills, training students how to work safely in the hot, dry environments fossils are frequently found. Discussion and building critical thinking skills are also emphasized as we learn about the geologic record, and explore the evidence for evolution we find preserved in the rocks!

Program Cost

Tuition is $625 per member, and $700 per non-member.

Additional Information and Logistics

Drop off is 8:00am on the first day. Pick up is by 5:00pm on the last day. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for information about attending the camps for out of state students. You can follow along with our camp programs on Twitter and Instagram at @SternbergMuseum.

Contact Us

For questions about the Sternberg Science Camps programs, contact Education Director David Levering at DALevering@FHSU.edu, or 785-639-5249.

Application Requirements

– Student applicants must be ages 11 to 13 as of June 2018.
– 1 page (2-3 paragraph) letter of interest from the student applicant.
– Letter of recommendation from the non-family member for the student applicant.
– Financial aid application paperwork (if applying for financial assistance).
– Complete online registration.
– Submit correctly filled out, signed waiver and release form.

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-LS4-1      MS-LS4-2      MS-LS4-4
MS-ESS1-4      MS-ESS2-2       MS-ESS2-3
MS-ESS3-5

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