Education Programs

Call or email us to book your education program at the T.rex Discovery Centre. Education programs are available in May and June. Want to customize your classroom's visit? Let us know. We have extra activities that can be added to your visit. Phone: 306-295-4009 | Email: trex.centre@gov.sk.ca

 

Discovering Dinosaurs

Frills, spikes, teeth and plates – these adaptations helped dinosaurs survive! Learn about differences between types of dinosaurs and put together one of your own before excavating a mystery block.

Grades K - 5  |  Time approx 60 minutes |  Number 15 - 30 students*
Curriculum Links
Grade 1
   Life Science: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things (LT)
      Outcome: LT1.1, Outcome: LT1.2
   Physical Science: Using Objects and Materials (OM)
      Outcome: OM1.1
   English Language Arts: Compose and Create (CC)
      Outcome: CC1.3
Grade 2
   Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (AN)
      Outcome: AN2.1
   English Language Arts: Compose and Create (CC)
      Outcome: CC2.2

 

What Big Teeth You Have

Plant-eater or meat-eater? How can you tell? Get up close with dinosaur teeth to see the differences between theirs and our own. Examine the museum’s model teeth and paint a replica “Scotty” tooth to keep!

Grades K - 5  |  Time 30 minutes  |  Number 20 - 40 students*
Curriculum Links
Grade 1
   Life Science: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things (LT)
      Outcome: LT1.1
      Outcome: LT1.2

   Physical Science: Using Objects and Materials (OM)
      Outcome: OM1.1
Grade 2
  Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (AN)
      Outcome: AN2.1

 

Fossil Finders

Learn about the different environments where fossils formed and are found. Try to identify fossils from the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, then search through matrix from a local Tertiary site and see what you can find!

Grades 5 - 12  |  Time 40 - 60 minutes  |  Number 15 - 30 students*
Curriculum Links
Grade 6
   Life Science: Diversity of Living Things (DL)
      Outcome: DL6.1
      Outcome: DL6.2
      Outcome: DL6.5

Grade 8
   Physical Science: Forces, Fluids, and Density (FD)
      Outcome: FD8.1

 

Rocks: My World!

Explore the geologic history of Saskatchewan and follow the rock cycle. Your class is sure to enjoy the delightfully messy process of watching erosion in fast-forward! (Relax, we do all the clean-up.)

Grades 4 - 9  |  Time 45 - 60 minutes  |  Number 20 - 40 students*
Curriculum Links
Grade 4
   Earth and Space Science: Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion (RM)
      Outcome RM4.1
      Outcome RM4.3

Grade 5
   Earth and Space Science: Weather (WE)
      Outcome WE5.3

 

Replica Tooth Program

How can you tell if what you’re looking at in the museum is the real thing or a replica? Learn the process of making replicas while making your own replica “Scotty” tooth to keep.

Grades 7 - 12  |  Time 2 - 2½ hours  |  Number Max. 36 students

 

Bone Bed Dig Pit

Have you ever wondered how paleontologists know where to dig? Find your own fossils in this exciting dig where you are the paleontologist!

Grades 1 - 7  |  Time 20-40 minutes  |  Number 20 - 40 students*


* Larger groups can be accommodated. Please contact Programs at 306-295-4144.