Cold Dinos: Exploring Fossils in Antarctica

Antarctica was not always a cold, desolate, and arid place. Several million years ago, the landscape was lush and dinosaurs roamed. What happened to change this verdant landscape into the white tundra that it is today? How can the fossils of creatures past help us to understand our world in the present day? Join us and meet Dr. Pete Makovicky, Curator of Dinosaurs, to see what mysteries he uncovered on his expedition to Antarctica. Explore The Field Museum’s Antarctic fossil collections, which tell us a much different story about Antarctica’s past as a temperate environment.

Students can see, hear, and interact with Field Museum staff and learn about current research at the Museum. NGSS aligned pre-and-post activities accompany each broadcast. 

Supports Next Generation Science Standard:

  • LS4A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
  • ESS1C: History of Planet Earth. 

Technology Requirements: Virtual Visits is streamed live via video conferencing. Participating classrooms need a high speed internet connection and are encouraged to use their webcam. Classrooms are encouraged to run off of a wired connection.

Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required.

  With a Scientist With a Museum Educator
Broadcast Length 45 minutes 30 minutes
Scientist Present Yes No
Museum Educator Present Yes Yes
Grades K-8 K-8
Curriculum Available Elementary School

Middle School

Elementary School

Middle School

Standards Alignment Yes Yes
Price $125 for 35 students or less

$225 for 36 students or more

$59 for 35 students or less

$99 for 36 students or more

Scholarships Not currently available Not currently available
Dates For more information on future dates please email virtualvisits@fieldmuseum.org For more information on future dates please email virtualvisits@fieldmuseum.org
Register We have no scheduled broadcasts in spring 2017. Watch a previously recorded broadcast of Cold Dinos. We have no scheduled broadcasts in spring 2017. Watch a previously recorded broadcast of Cold Dinos.

Questions? Please contact us at virtualvisits@fieldmuseum.org