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Project Exploration's Dinosaur Expedition 2005 is LIVE!
Posted for Gabe Lyon.
HELLO EDUCATORS and friends of teachers everywhere!
In the waning days of summer funding was secured for an expedition to
Niger--and Project Exploration launched DINOSAUR EXPEDITION 2005!
Weâre LIVE as of September 2, 2005!
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION:
The field component of the expedition will run September â October; the site
will be live with updates and correspondence through December.
This year the team has HUMAN fossils in its sights: the group will be
investigating one of the most important Neolithic-age fossil human sites ever
discovered in the Sahara. The site (first discovered by Serenoâs team in
includes hundreds of fossilized human skeletons, tools, jewelry, habitation
materials, and remains of the animals these ancient humans lived with. The
paleoarchaeology will be headed by Dr. Elena Garcea, one of the worldâs
The team includes Amundsen high school graduate and Project Exploration alum
extraordinaire Shureice Kornegay. Shureice will be writing field updates and
is out not only to make discoveries, but also to make history--she wants to
be one of the first African American female paleoanthroplogists. This
expedition is an important chance for her to learn all about the field first
OPPORTUNITIES RIGHT NOW:
1. Sign up online on the expedition home page to receive field updates
each time theyâre posted.
2. Send a message to the team! You and your students can use the
website to send a message to the team. You probably wonât get an answer, but
questions and comments will be available to everyone that sees the site â
team will DEFINITELY READ THEM! This is a good chance for students to see
their work online--it may take a few days for the message to get posted so
3. Make a postcard. Choose an image in the photo gallery to create a
personalized postcard and email it to someone!
4. Use the links, bibliography and activities as resources for
yourself and for studentsâ projects.
OPPORTUNITIES ON THE HORIZON: SCHOOL PARTNERS PROJECT AND PROFESSIONAL
For those of you who have been expedition school partners in the past donât
worry--you havenât missed your chance to sign up. We are in conversations
right now with Chicago Public Schools about setting up a formal project with
professional development opportunities and opportunities for your students to
correspond with the team and hopefully to even visit the dinosaur lab and meet
team members. Right now our plan is let students correspond with team members
online AFTER the expedition team returns from the field. This will give us
more flexibility in all of our schedules *especially* YOURS!
I look forward to keeping you updated as the school partners and
professional development plans and dates take shape.
Until the next update â
Executive Director, Project Exploration
PS: Check out the ad for the online expedition in the September issue of
950 East 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637
f. 773.834.ROCK (7625)