General School Tours
The Paleon Museum is dedicated to the education of children of all ages. Each year we see many students during the school year for special tours of the facility. The students range from preschool to high school and are from schools throughout Wyoming.
Their tour begins at the museum with an overview of the display area and an in-depth “mini tour” of our preparation lab. Each group is given an age-appropriate set of questions to answer while they are here. These questions are designed to enhance their understanding of our facility as well as give their teachers an opportunity to expand the experience back into the classroom if they wish.
Glenrock High School Outreach Lectures
At designated times during the school year, our Paleontologist visits local high school classes to discuss his scientific field and the jobs that extend from it. This allows the student a glimpse into the diversity of Paleontology and also a new way to view the possible employment opportunities which lie there.
Your Ride Program
The Paleon Museum has been among the fortunate group asked to periodically take part in the elementary school enrichment days put on by Your Ride. Your Ride is an enrichment day coordinator which selects different groups to go into elementary schools in Natrona County and spend from half to full days talking to the classes about their profession. In taking part, the Paleon hopes to spark the scientific curiosity of these children and foster a continued love of learning.
High School Summer School Program
In 2006, the Paleon Museum began holding summer school for those high school students needing a credit in Science. The classes are 10 days each from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The students are taken into our field area the first half of the day to learn Paleontological procedures and experience hands-on exactly what a Paleontologist does in the field. The second half of the day is spent in the classroom learning various scientific procedures and how to apply them to everyday situations. The dates for this year’s summer school will be posted on the calendar as they are made available.