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Discovering Dinosaurs: Adventures in Paleontology (ages 6-8)

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Discover the ancient world and the creatures who lived in it: the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex, the massive shark Megalodon, the soaring pterosaurs, and many, many more. Step into the shoes of a paleontologist as we learn about the most impressive creatures to ever live on planet Earth, and how we know what we know about them.

Throughout the week, learn about the science of paleontology through hands-on activities developed by our resident dinosaur scientist. From plate tectonics and rebuilding ancient worlds, to identifying and excavating fossils, each of the activities are based on the latest science and use the same techniques and tools as scientists in the fields of geology and paleontology. 

Students will take home an excavated dinosaur model and other projects created throughout the week, to continue their paleontological adventures.

Class Details

5 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aptos Main Campus

Zoey Turek 



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    Schedule Information

    Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
    7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 2100B Zoey Turek 

    Other Class Offerings

    Discovering Dinosaurs: Adventures in Paleontology (ages 6-8)
    ID: 13312

    06/17/24 - 06/21/24
    Weekly - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    4 sessions.

    Aptos Main Campus

    Zoey Turek