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Teacher Training

Basic Bones & Bites:
An Introduction to Mammalian Skeletal and Dental Anatomy


In this FREE workshop, teachers will work with a TMM scientist to:

  • investigate how anatomy is integral to understanding biological evolution
  • apply basic physics and mathematics to analyze skull form and function
  • make predictions about behavior and diet and hypothesize evolutionary relationships
  • demonstrate the use of dichotomous keys for identification of mammal skulls

Educators will participate in inquiry-based activities using TMM specimens and materials.

This training is designed for 6th through 12th grade science teachers.

Each teacher will receive:

  • a curriculum aligned with TEKS / STAAR standards;
  • an opportunity to check out a “loaner kit” of specimens used in the training;
  • credit for 6 hours of continuing professional education (CPE); and 6 hours G/T (TAGT)
  • on site breakfast and lunch.

Workshop dates (choose one):

  • Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Workshop Location: Northwest Forest Conference Center, Cypress, Texas

Cost: FREE, with refundable registration deposit.

These workshops are offered as part of the 13th Annual EHS Summer Institute. A limited number of travel grants are available on a competitive basis. 

Register for a workshop now.

Contact Pamela R. Owen with questions about the workshop content.