Instructor: Geneva Mottet

A bit about me: I grew up in Southeast Alaska and the San Juan Islands in Washington state, where I gained a love for the natural world through hiking and fishing. I finished my MS in Physics in 2019 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I currently live on a homestead near Fairbanks and enjoy sharing my interest in science and the natural world through public outreach and a YouTube channel.

Discovering Dinosaurs

Grades: K-2

Dates: Session 1: January 30 - February 27

Zoom Times: Mondays, 12 PM - 1 PM

Cost: $195

Description: What is your favorite dinosaur? Build a dinosaur diorama to understand geologic time. Get a sense of how big dinosaurs were by making casts of their footprints and comparing them to your own! Enjoy your own fossilization experiments and keep the tooth of a mosasaur! This class is offered with weekly hands-on experiments and Zoom sessions where students can share their learning with the instructor and each other, with study questions, YouTube videos, and other supplementary materials offered through Google Classroom.

Course Kit Content: Mini dinosaur toys, mosasaur teeth, plaster of paris, paper cup, stir stick, play sand, dinosaur egg dig kit, stickers, puzzle, dino sponge craft, baking soda, cardboard, construction paper, tape, feathers, googly eyes