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Life & Earth Sciences

Life and Earth Sciences Education Programs

Winter Whys (Grades 1 to 4)

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.  BOOK ONLINE

Discovering Fossils (Grades 1 to 4)

Dates: mid-October to mid-May
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 criteria and determine if they are dinosaurs or not.

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Biodiversity, Environments and Adaptations Past and Present (Grades 4 to 8)

Dates: TBD 

Under development.  

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.

*Planning Your Class Visit

A single class is a group of 30 students, maximum. The 30 students will be split into two groups of 15.

Example: A single class of 30 students, two groups of 15 students. Total program time: 40 to 60 minutes.

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

Our education programs do accomodate more than one class, up to two classes of 30 students each, for a maximum of 60 students. Just be prepared to allot more time for your students to complete the education program.

Example: Two classes of 30 students, four groups of 15 students. Total program time: 80 to 120 minutes.

   Group A  Group B  Group C  Group D

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Classroom
 Presentation

 Guided Gallery Visit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 20 to 30
 minutes
 Guided Gallery Visit  Classroom
 Presentation
 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit
 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Guided Gallery Visit

 Classroom
 Presentation

 20 to 30
 minutes

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Teacher Supervised
 Visit and/or Paleo Pit

 Classroom
 Presentation

 Guided Gallery Visit

Booking

To book a program fill out the online booking request.  Each request is time stamped and handled in the order they are received.

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