The DIG Field School is an activity- and inquiry-based introduction to geology and paleontology for K-12 educators. Teachers join scientists at an active field research camp for a multi-day, immersive experience including field-based scientific inquiry of geology and paleontology, and methods for collecting and identifying fossils.
Participation in the DIG Field School, offered at no charge to qualified teachers, includes:
Help us keep the DIG Field School free for teachers by donating to our crowdsource funding campaign before June 5th. Every donation is appreciated as we try to reach our goal of $10,000 to bring 20 more teachers to the field school and support 1000 more students.
To request more information, or to talk to a program coordinator, call 206-543-5590 or e-mail DIGfs@uw.edu.
Principal Investigators in facilitating a DIG Field School based on their own field research may apply to become a DIG Affiliate with the Burke Museum. Participating affiliate benefits may include research resources and grant application support. DIG Affiliates must apply and be accepted, and follow program guidelines. Additional locations for DIG Field Schools are currently being considered. Applicants who are interested should contact DIGfs@uw.edu.
By incorporating teachers into ongoing scientific research, the project helps foster inquiry-based teaching and learning strategies to enhance student interest in science. This program is expected to serve an estimated 10,000 students over 5 years. Download a Brochure.
If you or your organization is interested in supporting this program, please contact Anna O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-9539.
The benefits extend to Researcher, educator, student and ultimately to the community at large.
The DIG program is housed in the Burke Museum under the auspices of the University of Washington.