Adventures in Science
Virtual Worlds Institute: Cretaceous Seas (Grades 6, 7, 8)
August 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Your mission: travel back in time to investigate what is otherwise impossible to experience, the seas of the Cretaceous period. The American Museum of Natural History’s world-renowned fossil collections and exhibitions hold the key to understanding the prehistoric world. Resurrect a marine animal from 70 million years ago by designing realistic 3-D digital models and releasing them into a virtual Cretaceous sea environment.
During your investigations, you will meet Museum scientists and explore the tools they use and specimens they study behind the scenes in the paleontological research laboratories. In addition, this experience will provide you with valuable information about high school internships and research opportunities at the American Museum of Natural History.
Monday, August 11– Friday, August 22
9 am–4 pm
Member price: $1050
Non-member price: $1100
To apply for this institute, please click here. Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include thoughtful essays that meet the word-count requirements.
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