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Life & Earth Sciences

Winter Whys (Grades 1 to 3)

Dates: mid-October to March
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*

Discover what our Saskatchewan animals do to prepare for our long, cold winters. Students will categorize animals into three main groups; hibernators, migrators and insulators.  This program includes hands-on props and specimens in the Museum Classroom and a visit to the animals in the Life Science Gallery.  Most classes will be split into two groups.

   Group A  Group B
 20 to 30 minutes  Classroom Presentation  Guided Gallery Visit
 20 to 30 minutes  Guided Gallery Visit  Classroom Presentation

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Discovering Fossils (Grades 1 to 3)

Dates: mid-October through April (up until Easter Break)
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*

This program takes place in the CN T. rex Gallery at the feet of Scotty, the World's Largest T. rex. Students learn about different types of fossils, examine replica and real fossils, and discover how Royal Saskatchewan Museum palaeontologists study fossils to learn about Saskatchewan’s past. Students then visit the Earth Science Gallery and act as scientists, comparing the fossils they observe to a set of scientific criteria to determine if they are dinosaurs or not.

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PILOT: Ride the Rock Cycle (Grades 4 to 8)

Dates: mid-October through April (up until Easter Break)
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)* 

Take a ride on the rock cycle – you never know where you might end up during this game! Students will deduce the story of Saskatchewan rocks and identify their specimens. Is your rock metamorphic, igneous or sedimentary? What’s it’s story? Saskatchewan rocks and resources will be explored.  This program is in development and not widely available but please contact us if you are interested in helping us pilot the program with your class.

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PILOT: Climate Change: It's About Time (Grades 6 to 8)

Dates: mid-October through April (up until Easter Break)
Times: 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)* 

Explore the climate of Saskatchewan when dinosaurs roamed the earth and compare to our present climate.  What is the difference between climate change over millions of years and the climate change that concerns us today? Students will visit the new SaskTel Be Kind Online Learning Lab and the sphere in our new gallery, Home: Life in the Anthropocene.

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Scotty Talk (Grades 4 to 8)

Dates: mid-October through April (up until Easter Break)
Times: upon booking
Duration: 10 to15 minutes 

This presentation takes place in the CN T. rex Gallery and introduces students to the world’s largest T. rex - Scotty, found right here in Saskatchewan. The Scotty Talk is a great add-on to your program or Teacher Supervised Visit. Ask for the talk in the comments of your online booking request. 

*Planning Your Class Visit

A single class is a group of 30 students, maximum. Our education programs do accommodate more than one class, up to two classes of 30 students each, for a maximum of 60 students. Just be prepared to spend more time at the museum for all students to complete the education program.

Teacher Supervised Visits

See our Teacher Supervised Visit section for guidelines on visiting the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on your own, without a program.  Find self-use gallery worksheets in both English and French available for download.

Cost

Admission is by donation. If your class is able, please consider making a donation of $2 per student.

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The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and T.rex Discovery Centre are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakoda, Nakota, Lakota and homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the land in an act of reconciliation to those whose traditional territories we are on.