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1802 US Highway 14 E
Shell, WY 82441
Phone: (307) 765-2259
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Geoscience Educational Adventures
Educational Workshops 2017
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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS, AUTHORS, MEDIA WRITERS, AND GEOSCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS
Workshop attendees at Red Canyon Dinosaur Digsite.
Educational Workshops – 2017
DATE: July 1 thru 3, 2017
GEOLOGY OF SHEEP MOUNTAIN ANTICLINE
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Carl Jacobson and Dr. Erik Kvale
The workshop for which many of you have been waiting – This workshop will explore the structural history of Sheep Mountain. Sheep Mountain is a textbook example of an anticline fold. It is 15 miles long and the involved rock formations, which were originally horizontal, have been bent and uplifted over 1000 feet. The surface sedimentary rock formations that are exposed in the fold, range in age from 66-360 million years.
Dr. Carl Jackobson will be the instructor, assisted by Dr. Erik Kvale.
DATE: July 5, 2017 OPTIONAL - Visit to Wyoming Dinosaur Center, led by Dr. Brett-Surman
DATE: July 6 thru 9, 2017
HISTORY OF LIFE - IN THE FOSSIL AND ROCK RECORD
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Michael Brett-Surman and Dr. Carol Hotton
The Bighorn basin in Wyoming is the setting for one of the finest, natural, teaching laboratories in the western hemisphere. Every major time period is represented by rocks and fossils. We will spend three days looking at both terrestrial and marine sequences that document the changing history of life during the last 600 million years. Teachers will be able to collect INVERTEBRATE and PLANT fossils for their classroom activities.
Participants will see dinosaur bones and footprints, visit fossil dig sites, and watch how professional paleontologists reconstruct the life of the past.
Dr. Michael Brett-Surman will be the instructor, assisted by Dr. Carol Hotton.
Our base of operations is the newly remodeled Iowa State University Geology Field Camp, located three miles east of Shell, Wyoming. Located on the banks of Shell Creek, this facility features two new dorm-style buildings, each with five modules. Each module has up to four bunks, restroom facilities, and A/C. Workshop participants have the option to stay and dine on-campus during the workshops (at additional cost).
Class sizes are limited, so early registration is recommended.
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NOTE: Participants should be physically able to spend three days in the field in rugged open terrain, carrying their own water and supplies – backpacks and good hiking shoes recommended.
Teachers taking the workshops for credit must develop and submit a lesson-plan derived from their workshop experience. Assessment of the program based on discovery-based exercises, post-workshops evaluations, and anecdotal feedback indicate that participants substantially increase their confidence and interest in teaching earth-science concepts. Professional recertification credits or college credits available.
College and Professional Certification Credits:
University of Wyoming Outreach Program – Two (2) hours enrichment credit has been tentatively approved for each workshop - additional costs apply. UWYO OUTREACH Series GEOL5959
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board - Two (2) hours of professional growth credit has been tentatively approved for each workshop.
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Geoscience Adventures is the educational arm of the Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center, Inc.
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