Bring the museum to your classroom free on January 12

Hey teachers–would you like your students to experience the Rice Museum for free from the comfort of your own classroom?

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On Thursday, January 12, we will be participating in an interactive livestream event through FieldTripZoom. Curator Leslie Moclock will take your students on a tour of our phenomenal collection of petrified wood. You’ll learn all about how wood fossils form and what they can tell us about Earth’s history, from ancient life to modern mountain building.

This presentation addresses topics including ancient life, fossilization, regional geography, climate, and volcanoes. It’s geared for earth science students in grades 4-6 but those who are a little younger or a little older can appreciate it as well.

Join us next Thursday to delve deeper into Earth Science!

What: Phenomenal Petrified Wood (Grades 4-6)

Where: Your classroom, tuning into the Rice Museum via Field Trip Zoom

When: Thursday, Jan 12. Live sessions at 8:10 AM, 9:10 AM, and 12:10 PM (Pacific time)

How: If your district, classroom, or homeschool group is not subscribed to FieldTripZoom, you can access this program via a free trial. Simply send an email to freetrial@fieldtripzoom.com and request the Rice Museum’s program for January 12. (After following the link, you will have to scroll down to find our museum’s program details.)

If you are already subscribed, just log in to your account and select our program from the Zone Calendar.

FieldTripZoom partners with museums and other educational institutions all over the US to facilitate unique live and interactive educational experiences between educational content providers and K-12 educators, students and homeschoolers. We are pleased to host this opportunity on their platform.

Walt Wright Petrified Wood Seminar at Fossil Fest in August

August 10, 11, and 12, 2014, will be Walt Wright’s Petrified Wood Seminar at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, hosted by the North American Research Group (NARG Paleo).

Walt Wright is a leading expert in petrified wood. His popular seminar will be held in conjunction with the NARG Northwest Fossil Fest on August 9th, also at the museum.

Walt Wright expert on petrified wood - courtesy of North Orange County Gem and Mineral Society.

The 3 day workshop has two registration options within and without lunch for $90 and $110 respectively.

Walt Write is an expert Botanist, Ecologist, Geologist, and Paleobotanist from Brea, California, with extensive professional experience as a Naturalist for the U.S. Forest Service in the Angeles Forest, education and research at the University of California, Riverside, and as consultant to federal government agencies on endangered species restoration and resource mitigation. Continue reading