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Teacher Training

Deep Time Explorations

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

  • learn how to integrate earth and life science concepts in the classroom;
  • become familiar with general types of fossils and how they were formed;
  • discuss common misconceptions about the fossil record;
  • investigate the evidence for major evolutionary events; and
  • develop a better sense of deep time.

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

This training is designed for 4th through 8th grade educators.  We especially encourage participation by educators teaching a majority of students who are underrepresented in the sciences, including females, Hispanics, African Americans and Native Americans. 

Each teacher will receive:

  • curriculum aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR standards;
  • opportunity to check out loaner kits of specimens & materials used in the training;
  • credit for 3 hours of continuing professional education (CPE);
  • light refreshments; and
  • parking.

Workshop date and time: Wednesday, October 16, 2013; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Workshop location: Texas Memorial Museum, on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: FREE!  (a $15 deposit, refunded upon completion of the workshop, will be required to complete registration).

Registration is closed.

Questions about the workshop?  Contact Pamela R. Owen at

Financial support for Deep Time Explorations is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.