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This program digs into the exciting world of dinosaurs that once roamed the Peace Region. Learn about the paleontological discoveries that have taken place in our very own backyard! Students will meet Piper, the animatronic Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai dinosaur, whose discovery put the Grande Prairie region on the paleontological map and led to the creation of the local Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. Students will become amateur paleontologists and discover how fossils are formed by casting a fossil, as well as excavating and reassembling dinosaur bones to observe, record and draw conclusions.


  • Fossil Casting
  • Piper the dinosaur Paper Bag Puppet
  • Cornstarch dinosaur excavation or sand box dinosaur excavation
  • My Pet Dinosaur writing and drawing activity
  • Creating a dinosaur’s environment with kinetic sand
  • Watching the short film “Making of a Museum” about the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Dinosaur themed scavenger hunt
  • Dinosaur sorting and comparison activity

Click here to download the Corresponding Alberta Educational Learning Outcomes for the Discovering Dinosaurs (Science) program.

Last updated: 9/26/2017 11:46:38 AM