• Bronwyn Mayo posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 5 years, 4 months ago

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    The Wenas Mammoth Foundation is offering three Paleontology and Archaeology Summer Day Camps in 2019.  A Youth Camp on June 18-20th, a Family Camp on May 4th & 5th, and a Teacher Camp on June 1st & 2nd (teachers can earn STEM clock hours).  If you are interested in any of these camps, contact [email protected].  We also have a fe…[Read more]

  • Rebecca Mussetter posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 5 years, 9 months ago

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    Sizing Up Turkeys

    This is a middle school math lesson about proportions.  It might be a fun activity the week of Halloween or Thanksgiving.  Students use 3D fossil turkey leg bones to hypothesize what future turkeys could fictionally look like if the growth rate were to remain constant.  Although with that scenario we may want to call it “…[Read more]

  • Bronwyn Mayo posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 6 years ago

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    2018 Wenas Mammoth Foundation’s Paleontology Youth Summer Day Camp:  This was our first camp and it was a big success.  We had sixteen 4th through 9th graders who were full of excitement as they learned methods of paleontology and archaeology, the history of the dig site, and how to accurately record layers and depth of artifacts and fossils.   T…[Read more]

  • Bronwyn Mayo posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 6 years, 1 month ago

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    2nd WMF Mural Project at the Wenas Mammoth Foundation’s dig site was completed by the La Salle High School Art students.  They spent the past school year researching and practicing how they were going to do the Winter Scene of the Wenas Valley 17,000 years ago.  They had 2 days in May to paint the mural.  The students did a wonderful job!  It was…[Read more]

  • Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 6 years, 5 months ago

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    Hello everyone!

    Just wanted to put this out there again that The Webb Schools and the Alf Museum are hiring for a summer faculty position to develop and teach the Paleontology Summer Program.

    If you have any questions, please let me know!

    https://webb.myschoolapp.com/ftpimages/823/download/download_2296151.pdf

    www.alfmuseum.org

    • Hi Gabe, I’d like to feature this opportunity in our sliders and social media outlets. When does the application process close? Do you have a picture from previous years you’d like to feature in the graphic? This looks really exciting!

  • Bronwyn Mayo posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 6 years, 5 months ago

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    Hello K-12!  I am with the Wenas Mammoth Foundation in Selah, WA.  We are utilizing the Wenas Creek Mammoth dig site to bring local natural earth science to our schools and communities.  We have partnered with ESD105 (Educational Service District for our region) to align our curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards.  If you would lik…[Read more]

  • Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 6 years, 11 months ago

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    I am curious if anyone in the K12 Teachers group attended the GABI-RET summit meeting in New Mexico — @skillingsworth, @mhendrickson do you all have pictures from your trip that you could share?  I’m sure it was an amazing experience, with incredible scenery!

  • Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 7 years, 5 months ago

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    • Hi Eleanor. I’m resolving a bug that caused attached images posted to groups to not appear in the groups activity feed. I know it’s been some time since this was posted, but if this image was meant to be posted in a group please let me know and I can fix it.

  • Jeanette Pirlo posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 7 years, 5 months ago

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    Hello Teachers!

    We have a new paleo dig opportunity for K-12 educators here in Gainesville, Fl on April 6-9, 2017.  Please follow the link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BuPoCNkNR1ah5hY5XaHgMMvebVkDgrmYE0LKxqapkWk/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true

    Applications are due by February 3rd, 2017! Please let me know if you have any questions!

  • Rebecca Mussetter posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 7 years, 8 months ago

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    What if I told you that I could fit 100 5-million year old fossils right in the palm of your hand? Well that’s exactly what my 4th and 5th grade students did today in our after-school science class. Students were given a small amount of sediment from North Carolina that contained micro-fossils. Students sorted their sediment into 3 piles: 1.…[Read more]

    • This is fantastic Becca! It’s great to see the implementation of your lesson plan and seeing how successful it was! I can’t wait to see how the rest turn out! Check it out @bmacfadden

    • @rebecca-mussetter this looks great! The photos you posted of your students remind me of watching the amateurs and professionals who participated in the GSA short course we ran. The 4th and 5th graders are sorting just like scientists, like @gsantos!

      • Awesomeness!! They are so cute and so on point with their magnifying glasses and sorting columns. Great job on this activity @rebecca-mussetter. I have done this activity with my high school students and I am amazed how this one type of activity can engage participants from literally all age groups.

  • Bruce MacFadden posted an update in the group Group logo of K12 TeachersK12 Teachers 8 years ago

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    I’m hoping that our group will provide a place to share our ideas about fossil and paleontology in K-12. In addition, we also have a forum on K-12, which if interested, you should check out.