Can’t make it to Penn Dixie? We’ll bring the fossils to you! Penn Dixie offer interactive programs that explore the wonders in geology and paleontology and engage students through hands-on experiences. Our programs will allow your students to explore our Earth’s history by discovering the different organisms that used to inhabit our area 380 million years ago.
We present our programs by using hands-on activities, inquiry-based learning and digital slides. Each student will also receive their own identified and labeled Devonian fossil. Our program usually lasts 45-60 minutes, but can be adapted to different lengths and topics to meet your school’s needs. Throughout the year, we attend:
We are now also offering a combo programming package deal for your school! This package would include a discount if your school decides that they would like to receive both an in-school program and tour of the Penn Dixie site during the same academic year. This combo package could be incorporated within the same classrooms or throughout the entire school.
NYS Science Standards
For both our in-school and on site programs, we use Next Generation Science Standards while integrating in the Common Core Curriculum. Our 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. The Penn Dixie staff is also willing to accommodate any program idea or topic that you are currently covering with your student’s which would allow us to further meet the specific needs of your individual classrooms.