Life & Earth Sciences

Education Programs

Each program listed below includes:

  • a Classroom Presentation with props and specimens in the Museum's classroom, and
  • a Guided Gallery Visit in the Life Sciences or Earth Sciences Gallery

Winter Whys (Grades 1 to 4)

Dates: October to March
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Discover what our native animals do to prepare for our long, cold Saskatchewan winters. A visit to the Life Science Gallery is included in the program. Teacher's Guide  |  BOOK ONLINE

Safe and Sound (Grades 1 to 3)

Dates: October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Finding a place to live is not always easy! This program explores how and where animals make their homes. A visit to the Life Sciences Gallery is included in the program. Teacher's Guide  |  BOOK ONLINE

Discovering Dinosaurs (Grades 1 to 4)

Dates: October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
What is a paleontologist? Through use of hands-on replicas and real fossils, students explore what fossils are, some of the dinosaur fossils found in the province and the work of our Royal Saskatchewan Museum paleontologists. A visit to the Earth Sciences Gallery is included in the program. Teacher's Guide  |  BOOK ONLINE

PILOT PROGRAM | Slice of Life: Biodiversity, Environments and Adaptations Past and Present (Grades 4 to 8)

Dates: October to mid-May
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Class Size: maximum 30 students per class; maximum of two classes (total 60 students)*
Students will explore the biodiversity of life in the present ecoregions of Saskatchewan, using both museum specimens and gallery dioramas. Further exploration of fossil specimens will allow them to compare our present biodiversity with Saskatchewan‘s distant geological past. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two activities based on research studies done by actual biologists and palaeontologists at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. BOOK ONLINE

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 alot 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