Thursday, February 9, 2017
Field workshop in paleontology for teachers
FOSSILS OF THE BLACK BELT
This is a 1-day field workshop, aimed primarily at K-12 teachers. This year, the main activity will be learning how fossils are preserved or are not preserved, by examining fossils you will collect yourself at a Cretaceous outcrop in West Alabama. A fossil shark's tooth is typically brown or gray. If you catch a shark while fishing, it's teeth are white. Why the change in color? This is just one of the changes that animal bodies undergo in the process of becoming fossils.
Workshop participants will get lots of free stuff, including a copy of the book "Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks," by Jim Lacefield, DVDs of Discovering Alabama shows, science posters, and much more.
You don't have to be a K-12 teacher in Alabama to benefit from or take this workshop, but they will get priority