Educator-Led ProgramsSecrets of the Lost Quarry

Now available in French/Maintenant disponible en français!

In the early 20th century, fossil hunters did not always document their excavation sites and key information was often lost. With the students' help, we locate and uncover one of these lost quarries. During this interactive, multi-media program, participants experience the badlands and discover how scientists find fossils.

Pendant le début du vingtième siècle, les chercheurs de fossiles oubliaient souvent de noter ou ils trouvaient les fossiles et de l’information très importante était oublié. Avec l’aide des étudiants, on départ sur une aventure pour en retrouver un site oublié. Parmi ce programme multimédia et interactif les participants vont découvrir les « mauvaises terres » d’Alberta et aussi apprendre comment les scientifiques trouvent les fossiles.

Booking Information

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)
1-888-440-4240

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America
1-403-823-7707

Email
tyrrell.bookings@gov.ab.ca

When booking your program please ensure you have the following information:

  • School name and address (including street, town or city, province, and postal code)
  • School phone and fax numbers
  • Student information (grade(s), number of students, teachers, and chaperones attending)

Grades

2-8

Class Size

15-30 students

Cost

$5/student

Duration

1 hour

Curriculum Connections

Grade 3 Science Rocks and Minerals
Grade 4 Social Studies Alberta: The Land, Histories and Stories
Grade 5 Social Studies Canada: The Land, Histories and Stories
Grade 6 Science Evidence and Investigation
Grade 7 Science Planet Earth
Grade 8 Science Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
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