Texas Dinosaurs: How Do We Know? -- Regional Dissemination of Science Inquiry Exhibits and Educational Programs on Paleontology

Date: 
Friday, October 1, 1999 to Friday, June 30, 2006
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Life science | Mathematics | Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Access and Inclusion: 
Rural
Organization:
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Description or Abstract: 

The Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History will develop "Texas Dinosaurs: How Do We Know? -- Regional Dissemination of Science Inquiry Exhibits and Educational Programs on Paleontology." This will be a major permanent and portable exhibition project that will be accompanied by an array of educational programs for formal and informal audiences throughout Texas. The permanent 12,000 sq. ft. exhibit, "Texas Dinosaurs: How Do We Know?", will recreate field and laboratory processes of paleontological research in an inquiry approach to public learning in geology, biology, ecology and mathematics. Portable versions of the exhibit will be distributed to the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, the Science Spectrum in Lubbock, the McAllen International Museum, and the El Paso Insights Science Museum -- all in Texas. Regional dissemination of "How Do We Know?" exhibits and educational programs and materials will reach at least 1.5 million people annually, including isolated rural communities in the large geographic region of Texas.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
9901967
Funding Amount: 
1383739

Team Members

James DiffilyJames DiffilyPrincipal Investigator
Colleen BlairColleen BlairCo-Principal Investigator

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