Geoscience Educational Adventures
In the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming
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Prepare yourself for the “Moment of Discovery”
Cliff Manuel, Chairman
Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center
537 Greybull Avenue
Greybull, Wyoming 82426
Phone: 307.765.2286 or
888.224.3590 toll free
Smithsonian Outreach for EARTH science teachers, authors, media writers, and geoscience enthusiasts
Educational Workshops – 2013
JURASSIC PARK CSI . . . Paleogeography, changing climates, geomapping, and much more!
DATE: June 24 thru 26, 2013
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Erik Kvale and Kim Sowder GISP
The Bighorn Basin in Wyoming is the setting for one of the finest, natural, teaching laboratories in the western hemisphere. We will spend three days looking at both terrestrial and marine sequences that document the changing history of ancient life during the “Age of Dinosaurs” - the Jurassic Period.
Attendees will be introduced to topographic mapping and Global Positioning System (GPS) concepts. They will be using coordinates and compass information to reconstruct the paleogeography of the area and to map the evidence of dinosaur activity. They will also use compasses to adjust for the paleomagnetic shifts. Compasses will be provided by the Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center. Attendees are asked to bring either a smart phone with GPS capabilities or a GPS unit to use in the field.
Dr. Erik Kvale and Kim Sowder, GISP, will be the instructors.
DINOSAURS AND LIFE IN THE MESOZOIC ERA
DATE: July 6 thru 8, 2013
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Michael Brett-Surman and Dr. Carol Hotton
A three day field course, supplemented with classroom lectures, which will show teachers what we can, and cannot, know about fossils. Participants will see dinosaur bones and footprints, visit fossil dig sites, and watch how professional paleontologists reconstruct the life of the past. TV specials that misrepresent paleontology will also be discussed. Dr. Michael Brett-Surman will be the instructor, assisted by Dr. Carol Hotton.
Participants should be physically able to spend three days in the field in rugged open terrain, carrying their own water and supplies – backpacks and good hiking shoes recommended. Compasses will be provided by the Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center. Attendees are asked to bring either a smart phone with GPS capabilities or a GPS unit to use in the field.
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College and Professional Certification Credits:
University of Wyoming Outreach Program will offer two (2) hours graduate credit for each workshop.
- UWYO course for "Dinosaurs and Life in the Mesozoic”: GEOL 5959 - two graduate credit hours (pending).
- UWYO course for “Jurassic CSI”: GEOL 5959 - two graduate credit hours (pending).
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Last updated: January 24, 2013
Bighorn Basin GeoScience Center ~ 537 Greybull Avenue ~ Greybull, Wyoming 82426
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