Are you and your students fascinated by dinosaurs, fossils, and the field of paleontology? Learn how to nurture your students’ interest in dinosaurs and increase science engagement beginning in elementary school in this webinar recording.
Many children grow up fascinated by dinosaurs, but parents and educators are often unsure of how to foster and support this interest. In this webinar recording, hear from Dr. Holly Woodward Ballard, an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, to learn about her interest in dinosaurs growing up and how that bloomed into her current career as a paleohistologist. Joining Dr. Ballard is PK-5th grade teacher Alyssa Barr who shares tips on how to use a book like Lily and Maia to fuel an integrated learning experience. This webinar also featured Audrey O’Connell, co-founder of HSG, who shared the process of developing the Lily and Maia characters and working with the young artist, Grace Hattrup, to ensure scientific accuracy of the paleo elements.
The Exploring Paleontology to Spark Science Engagement from a Young Age! webinar was hosted by NGCP on March 30, 2023. In this webinar recording, you'll learn strategies to help you capture the power of dinosaur science as an important tool to engage and delight girls, and all children, in connecting to science more broadly!