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DIG paleontologist Brandon Peecook resting after finishing the plaster on a large dinosaur bone; photobomb provided by Clarissa.
DIG paleontologist Brandon Peecook resting after finishing the plaster on a large dinosaur bone; photobomb provided by Clarissa.

 Founded in 2010, the DIG Field School connects K-12 teachers with Burke & UW scientists at active field research sites. Teachers participate in real, on-going research into the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of mammals, gaining hands-on field experience and increasing their confidence teaching Earth sciences. DIG provides on-going support and access to tools and resources so teachers can bring project-based learning using real science into their classrooms.  To date, the program has fielded four groups of teachers, representing more than 19 school districts and 1000 students, to areas renowned for dinosaur fossils like Triceratops and  Tyrannosaurus rex. DIG is free for teachers, and is supported by grants and donations.

Press inquiries contact digfs@uw.edu

Basic information and our standard press kit [coming soon!]

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DIG in the media!

July 29, 2013: “Crowdfunding platforms support STEM teachers
July 7, 2013: “Microryza helps round up dollars for fund-it-yourself science
May 20, 2013: “Science Outreach with Teachers, Dinosaurs

 

The 2013 Field School crew and teachers hard at work.
The 2013 Field School crew and teachers hard at work.

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