|Jurassic Planet Exhibit- LA County Fair 2010
Quotes from some of our happy customers...
Marjorie Rawlings Elementary, Ponte
Vedra, FL- "Thank you for your visit to Rawlings Elementary. Our Students were enthralled by your presentation... Your
workshop allowed students to have a wonderful introduction into the life of dinosaurs. We look forward to your return!"...
Judith Thayer assistant principal.
Maude Wilkins Elementary
School, Maple Shade, NJ- "The look of amazement on the kids faces as
they left the assembly was great! At least two of the kids told me they were going to be paleontologists when they grow up!
Thank you for a wonderful presentation", Scott Arnaurer principal.
Jill Roman L.A. County Fair Attractions & Competitions Supervisor-
"I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your invaluable support in our Jurassic Planet Attraction
at the 2010 L.A. County Fair. With your dedicated time, energy, and planning, we were able to truly capture the educational
value that we hoped for in this attraction.
Over 100,000 teachers and their students attended the Fair through our FairKids Discovery Club
Field Trip Program. Your educational show was a perfect example of “education disguised as fun”, making it a must
see attraction for teachers and their students. Seeing a real paleontologist was a first time experience for most of our guests.
With your thorough answers to multiple
questions on a daily basis, we were
able to fulfill a key component in teaching Fairguests not only historic preservation but also the importance of scientific
We are fully aware that the continued success of this exhibit is greatly due to captivating presentations
like yours, that are presented with immeasurable enthusiasm, passion, and drive to give each and every Fairguests, of all
ages, an experience they will not soon forget.
Once again, thank you for all you do. We are proud to have you as part of the Fairplex family!"
"There are a lot
of pretenders doing educational programs about dinosaurs, but if you're looking for the real deal then look no further."
PaleoAdventures is led by Walter Stein, a professional commercial paleontologist with over 15 years
of practical experience in the field. Walter is a graduate of Appalachian State University (BS Geology,1994) is the former
President of the Big Horn Basin Foundation, a staff paleotechnician for the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Field Collections Manager
for Triebold Paleontology Inc., and Curator for the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ( http//www.rmdrc.com ). Walter
has personally excavated, prepared or discovered over 25 different dinosaur skeletons as well as dozens of other fossil invertebrates
and vertebrates. Walter has been designing educational programs, activities and exhibits for museums for many years. One of
Walters greatest discoveries to date is Sir William, a juvenile Tyrannosaur skeleton with lots of interesting pathologies.
Walter is also the author of "So You Want To Dig Dinosaurs- A Field Manual on the Practice, Principles, and Politics of
Vertebrate Paleontology" and "The Top 256 Rules of Paleontology" . Walter is a wonderful educator and works well with students
of all ages.
Description of programs:
PaleoAdventures offers in-classroom activites, programs, and lectures for all
ages and skill levels. Many activities are best suited to K-6 students but more advanced programs are available for 6-12,
colleges, clubs, professional associations and even corporations. Boyscout, Girlscout, and summer camp programs have also
been done with much sucess. Groups can select individual programs or mix and match different activities/lectures for their
own custom made educational experience. Most programs are 1 hour in length and consist of two parts; a lecture and a hands-on
activity. As part of each program, students will get the opportunity to see and touch many original and cast dinosaur fossils.
For maximum educational value, groups of 30 or less is prefered.
Some of our programs include:
- 1. What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur?
- 2. What is a Fossil and Can I Make One?
- 3. How Old are Those Bones?
- 4. The Joy of Discovery- Exploring for Dinosaurs in the Rocky Mountain West!
- 5. Dinosaur Tracks and Trackmakers!
- 6. Controversies in Paleontology!
- 7. Dinosaurs in Myth and Legend!
- 8. Hollywood Dinosaurs!
- 9. Who Ate Who? The Food Chain in the Fossil Record
- 10. Evolution and the Terrible Lizards
- 11. Cretaceous CSI- Dinosaur Pathologies
- 12. The Great Bone Wars- The History of Paleontology.
- 13. So You Want to Dig Dinosaurs- How to become a Paleontologist
- 14. The Magnificent T. rex
- 15. Extinction Happens! The Demise of the Dinosaurs
...and many many more.
For grades: All grades and
skill levels. Touring area: CO, FL, GA, MT, NC, ND, NE,
NJ, PA, SD, WY. Will fly elsewhere if school pays airtravel expenses. Special requirements:
Require travel expenses for schools over two hours from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Funding: 10% discount for non-profits and public schools.
15% discount for repeat customers. Fees: $100/hour or $500 for an all day 6 hour program. (can be split amongst several classes within a school district).