Basic Bones & Bites:
An Introduction to Mammalian Skeletal and Dental Anatomy
In this FREE workshop, teachers will work with a TNSC 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 TNSC 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.