Prepare to get your hands dirty and teach with a whole new perspective!
Over the course of four days each summer, K–12 teachers can get hands-on experience in paleontology, geology and evolution by participating in active field research. Investigate the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of mammals, then take what you learn with you back into the classroom with the DIG Box.
The DIG Field School is free for teachers and includes:
- Four days at an active paleontological field research site
- Continuing Education Units for participants
- Lesson plans and course materials
- Ongoing educational coaching
- DIG Box: This portable kit filled with real and replica fossils, lesson plans, classroom activities, and more, will familiarize your students with geology and paleontology while introducing them to authentic scientific research. Activities can be adapted for grades K-12.
- Microfossil Sediment Box: Get your hands dirty again! We'll send a bag of sediment and your students can help look for microfossils in paleontological dig samples. The fossils you separate are sent back to the Burke for curation and your students are active participants in real UW research.