As part of Earth Science Week, join PaleoJoe Kchodl for a special virtual presentation as he describes some of the many fish that once swam the ancient Devonian Seas. PaleoJoe will talk about the implacable placoderms, the armor plated fish that were dominant in the Devonian. He will also show examples from his collection of armor plates, the ostederms that once covered the head and trunk of these unique creatures.
PaleoJoe goes fishing with a hammer and chisel.
Register Here and you will receive a Zoom link for the talk by 10/13. If you don’t see the email, please check your spam folder.
Got a question for PaleoJoe? Email it before 5 pm on 10/14 to email@example.com.
Teachers: Want to add something new to your virtual classroom?
This spring Penn Dixie is pleased to offer your students a virtual lesson from a local science expert. Our #AskAScientist program is informative, interactive, and meets Next Generation Science Standards. And, thanks to the generous support of Erie County and the Town of Hamburg, there is no charge for this program.
Here’s the details:
#AskAScientist is 30-45 mins in length
Program features presentation using digital slides and fossils/rocks
Includes question and answer session
Must be scheduled at least a week in advance
Perfect for middle and high schoolers
Teacher must help to facilitate virtual class (use your program or send students a link to our Zoom platform)
WNY Fossils – Our most popular program! In this interactive lesson, students will learn the basics of fossils and fossilization. Students will become paleontologists and view fossils commonly found around WNY. Students will use deductive reasoning to understand extinct animals and infer prehistoric environments from the fossils.
Geology Rocks! – Rocks and the rock cycle are explored. Students will view rock samples to explore the rock cycle and three primary types of rocks, with a focus on sedimentary rocks. Educators will discuss local rock formations present in WNY and the importance of sedimentary rocks for paleontologists.
Geologic Time – Learn about the long history of geologic time. Find out where the rocks of WNY fit into our Earth’s history in relation to major events like the extinction of the dinosaurs.
We can work with you if you have a specific earth science topic they want us to discuss. We use Next Generation Science Standards while integrating in the Common Core Curriculum. Programs address: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity; The History of Planet Earth; Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions; and Earth Systems: Earth Materials and Systems. Penn Dixie is also willing to accommodate any program idea or topic that you are currently covering with your students which would allow us to further meet the specific needs of your classroom.
For more information, please email Dr. Holly Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for this program is provided by Erie County and the Town of Hamburg.