Saturday, March 16, 2013

Paleo Joe wows students with dinosaur artifacts at assembly

     Growing up, I think many students have a natural curiosity to learn about dinosaurs. This curiosity is enhanced when they can see a program that combines real artifacts, a connection to learning by using puppets and student participation and an interesting speaker. Paleo Joe is a former teacher turned paleontologist and has turned his love of dinosaurs into a fun second career helping students of all ages make a connection to science. His program at Mill Springs Elementary in Highland combines everything from fossils and illustrations to even fossilized dino poo. Joe has traveled the state for 19+ years and plays both elementary and middle schools and libraries. His dinosaur CSI program is geared toward adults. The kids loved it and hopefully you will love this Oakland Press video story.