Dinosaurs Among Us Educators' Evening
October 7, 2016
Join us on Friday, October 7 for an evening celebrating our latest exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. This is an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students. Participants will receive Educator Guides and related activities that provide tools to align science content with Common Core State Standards in ELA for reading and writing.
The evolution of life on Earth is full of amazing episodes. But one story that really captures the imagination is the transition from the familiar, charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for around 170 million years into a new, small, airborne form: birds.
The fossil record of this story grows richer by the day. So rich, in fact, that the boundary between the animals we call birds and the animals we traditionally called dinosaurs is now practically obsolete. In this special exhibition, visitors will discover how the dinosaurs’ extraordinary story continues today.
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Reception
- 5:00p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Curator Talk
- 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Visit the Exhibition
The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the
Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.
Dinosaurs Among Us is proudly supported by Chase Private Client.
Additional support is generously provided by Dana and Virginia Randt.
More in this Series:
An Evening for Educators with Dr. Paul Planet: What does evolutionary biology have to offer medicine and public health?
April 6, 2017
Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Paul Planet, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and senior researcher at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Planet will discuss examples of when evolutionary ideas have changed the way we understand medicine, disease and health. Topics will include the spread of antibiotic resistance, the structure of outbreaks and epidemics, and the evolving microbiome.
May 12, 2017
Join us for a special evening for educators where Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the Museum, will provide a guided tour in the Hayden Planetarium of immersive visualizations of global change using OpenSpace, an open source software that allows for the dynamic presentation of global data from sources such as NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites. A reception in the Cullman Hall of the Universe will follow the presentation.