Programs

School Assemblies & Classes

* K – 2 and 3 – 6 age appropriate Educational, Exciting and Entertaining Dinosaur programs.

* 6th Grade Michigan Curriculum-Based program on Fossils –
To assist and reinforce the curriculum taught by the classroom teacher.

* 7 – 9 & High School Dinosaur CSI – A Scientific Multi-Media Program
Describing what we know about Dinosaurs by researching the evidence found in the ground.

Elementary School MARCH IS READING MONTH Assemblies –
Excite the students about reading with this wonderful Dinosaur program from a REAL Michigan Author and Dinosaur Hunter.

New Wolf Cub Scout Program

“Digging in the Past”

RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

This elective adventure will help Wolf Scouts understand the formation of fossils.
TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS
Understanding that fossils are affected by the ground around them
Learning about different types of dinosaurs
Listening to instructions
Making a layered dessert
A Scout is thrifty. [Wolf Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Wolf Handbook, page 204)

  1. Play a game that demonstrates your knowledge of dinosaurs, such as a dinosaur match game.
  2. Create an imaginary dinosaur. Share with your den its name, what it eats, and where it lives.
  3. Make a fossil cast.
  4. Make a dinosaur dig.
  5. Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.
  6. Be a paleontologist, and dig through the dinosaur digs made by your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.

 

Fossil Educational Experiences

* In school mini digs w/real fossils.  Kids keep the fossils they find

 * Science Fairs.  Day – Long Table set ups with REAL bones, casts and fossil material.
Opening assembly also available.

* Dinosaur Bone Cleaning Demonstrations

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Public Library Summer Reading Programs

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School Assemblies, Library Summer Programs, Classes, & Science Fairs

Dinosaur Day with PaleoJoe  (his most popular program)

PaleoJoe dresses the part of a “Digger” – he is a real dinosaur digger – and introduces animals, plants, and creatures that have been extinct for millions of years. His high energy program brings life to these creatures of long ago.

A look into the world of fossil collecting and study. Describing how fossils are formed through to modern collecting techniques. Students will learn about geological forces that shaped our world and how they affected the development of life on Earth. Specimens ranging from 350 Million Years ago to 15,000 years ago will be showcased.

Program begins with how fossils are formed, what fossils are. Plate tectonics are discussed and described in ways that children will easily understand the dynamics of the earth and it’s formation. The fossilization process and types of fossils are discussed. Next he moves into the Ice Age with specimens that lived in the area 40,000 to 15,000 years ago. Finally he moves to Dinosaurs covering T-Rex and Velociraptor, the theory of Dinosaurs and Bird relationships. The students are provided info and then challenged to be detectives and try to figure out if T-Rex was a super predator or scavenger or opportunistic hunter.

Finally for students K-6 volunteers are called upon to help PaleoJoe with a Dinosaur Puppet program. Describing some of the types of dinosaurs, what they ate, their habits and habitat.

• PaleoJoe takes you on a trip back in time to learn about the victims and perpetrators, life and death of the prehistoric. Learn the techniques used in the investigation of how these creatures lived and died. See the evidence and discover the stories that are told through Dinosaur CSI.

• PaleoJoe recently returned from a Dinosaur dig to tell tales of Dinosaur Hunting in famous Morrison formation in Utah. Join PaleoJoe as he takes you on a trip back in time and brings you right into the present, searching for and finding these magnificent creatures of long ago.

PaleoJoe – Paleontologist, Author and Storyteller takes the students on a wild ride through the ancient world while describing and reinforcing reasons necessary to read as well as gives an insight into the mind of a writer. Reinforcing journal writing, language arts, reading – he describes his adventures that sometimes appear in his work.

Many vocabulary words will be covered and defined in order that the students gain a better understanding of our dynamic earth and the creatures that once inhabited it.
PaleoJoe, creator of the popular Dinosaur Detective Club series of Chapter Books really does dig up dinosaurs. He thrills the audience with tales of the prehistoric. Traveling the United States he has performed for students from Kindergarten to Senior High School, adult and college level audiences.

  • One, two, or three assemblies per day at your school are possible.
  • Call or email for detailed costs.
  • Programs conform to Michigan Core Curriculum standards and benchmarks for Geosphere.
  • Give your students a first hand look at these ancient life forms. See, hear, and touch the Paleozoic through lecture and hands on experiences.
  • Programs are tailored to your audience.
  • Audience participation is inevitable!

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Assemblies Available at this Time

  • Fascinating FossilsA look into the world of fossil collecting and study. Describing how fossils are formed through to modern collecting techniques. Students will learn about geological forces that shaped our world and how they affected the development of life on Earth. Conforms and reinforces National Education Standards for GeoScience. Specimens ranging from 350 Million Years ago to 15,000 years ago will be showcased.
  • Digging Dinosaurs   Join PaleoJoe as he describes how dinosaur fossils are created and the stories they tell. Learn how these creatures lived and died on one of the most fossil rich parts of the United States , Como Bluff, Wyoming. Continue the journey on to Montana and enjoy the tales of adventure as he digs dinosaurs.
  • Trilobites: Arthropods of the Ancient Seas – The who, what, where, when, and why of these popular creatures of the Paleozoic. Storytelling and drama is used to explain how these creatures lived and died millions of years before dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Learn why the Cambrian Period was referred to as the Age of the trilobites.
  • PaleoJoe & the Trilobite Adventure – Follow PaleoJoe as he relives dig site adventures and uses storytelling to take the students on a Trilobite Dig. Look at how they lived and why they died. Experience how we learn by the stories fossils can tell us.
  • Dinosaurs of Hell Creek PaleoJoe returns from Hell Creek to tell a tale of Dinosaur Hunting in the famous Hell Creek Formation of Montana. Describing the process of “Bone Hunting” PaleoJoe employs a power point (where appropriate) presentation coupled with hands on experiences as well as other visuals to give the audience an idea of what Dinosaur Digging is all about. Join PaleoJoe as he takes you on a trip back in time and brings you right into the present, searching for and finding these magnificent creatures of long ago.
  • *New Program* Dinosaur CSI – PaleoJoe Takes you on a trip back in time to learn about the victims and perpetrators,  life and death of the prehistoric. Learn the techniques used in the investigation of how these creatures lived and died. See the evidence and discover the stories that are told through Dinosaur CSI. This program is not appropriate for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
  • *New Program* Dinosaur Day with PaleoJoe – Join PaleoJoe as he briefly describes different stages of the earth’s development, how the earth was formed, the way fossils are formed – all while following National Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks – reinforcing what teachers teach in school. A brief description of types of fossils leads into the Ice Age of North America and is followed by everyone’s favorite – DINOSAURS. A spirited discussion of the herbivores and carnivores that once dominated the earth. Learn how we know what we know by looking at the dinosaurs themselves for clues. T-REX and Velociraptor play a major role in this part of the presentation.

 

CONTACT PALEOJOE for Details