Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Who is my Great-Great-Grandfish? - Morning Session
Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.
Most of the ancient creatures who once walked on the planet or swam in the seas are extinct, so how do we know about them? Well, the story behind the great diversity of life on Earth is told with fossils! Explore the rock-solid evidence that helps us understand how new groups of backboned animals arose during the long history of life. Find out who your ancient aquatic ancestors were (and we mean REALLY ancient … almost 400 million years old!) and discover how scientists use transitional fossils to piece together the past. Experiment along with us to test the winning (and losing!) designs we see in the fossil record to find out how nature’s ways set us up for the most success.
You’ll meet Academy scientist Ted Daeschler, PhD, curator of vertebrate paleontology and professor in the Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department at Drexel University. Ted’s favorite prehistoric fish is Hyneria lindae, a 365-million-year-old lobe-finned fish from right here in Pennsylvania. Ted claims the worst food he ever ate while working in the field was a potato chip sandwich.
$45 Per Child/$60 Per Family ($40 Member Child/$55 Member Family) per workshop
Early Bird Discount! Save $10 when you register by January 10.
Space is limited; register here.
About our new Junior Scientist Workshop Series
Are you naturally curious about the world around you? Do you dream of digging up dinos, walking with penguins or diving with sharks? Are your pockets filled with rocks, shells and bugs?
If you answered yes to any of these, then you are a Junior Scientist!
Zoom on in for exclusive lessons taught by the Academy’s awesome scientists and savvy educators. Meet other kids who share your passion for science and natural history. Check out rare specimens and learn more about your favorite topics or discover something brand-new. Workshop themes change every month and feature natural science lessons led by real scientists. Get exclusive access to the Academy’s world-renowned research and collections, further enhanced by educator-led projects.
As this workshop is delivered virtually, hands-on activities are designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies. Zoom link and supply list will be emailed prior to the event. Space is limited to ensure a quality experience for every participant.
We can’t wait to meet the next generation of scientists!