Outreach 2 (Field Trips)

FOSSIL Kickoff Meeting

February 19, 2014

Outreach 2 (Field Trips) Breakout Session

Goals:

  • Education
  • Discovery
  • Fun

What Kinds of Outreach?

  • Field trips to spoil dumps
  • Tours of museums (hands on)
  • Traveling shows
  • Bring fossils to those with disabilities
  • Fossil Teaching Sets for purchase by clubs for use in schools
  • Virtual Field Trips
    • need IT support, involvement of professionals and kids
    • Video game format
    • Gigapixel images with drone

Other Things to Consider:

  • Time limits
    • 1 – 2 hours for kids alone, longer with parents and kids
    • Programs for children – training backgrounds
    • Disabilities
  • Liability/Access
    • Safer sites
    • Fossil parks

 

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