Educators' Evenings

Dinosaurs Among Us Educators' Evening

October 7, 2016

Yutyrannus

Visitors to Dinosaurs Among Us will see a life-size Yutyrannus model.

Zhao Chuang; courtesy of Peking Natural Science Organization


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.