Secrets of the Lost Quarry

by  Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

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Investigative skills will be put to the test in this interactive adventure! Journey into the Canadian Badlands to rediscover a fossil site lost over 100 years ago. Students will be transported through the Red Deer River valley to collect and study evidence pointing to the location of a historic dinosaur quarry.
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Point to Point: $135.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00


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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences

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Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

Drumheller, Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only museum dedicated to the science of palaeontology and to celebrating the history and spectacular diversity of life on Earth - from the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Housing over 170,000 individual specimens, the Museum is internationally renowned for its palaeontological research, collection of extraordinary educational and scientific value, and dynamic galleries.
Through award-winning and innovative Distance Learning programs delivered from the Canadian Badlands, your students can connect to experts who will inspire them with creative, fun, and educational activities.

From our new and improved Distance Learning Studio, we offer programs for schools, homeschool students, and public sites. We also offer free Information Sessions for teachers and educators that want to learn more about what we offer. Initially launched in 2006, we have connected to over 70,000 participants in 2,600 programs to Canada, the United States, and around the world! We are proud to be a recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award Hall of Fame!

To connect with us all you need is a high-speed internet connection, webcam, and microphone-no special hardware required. We use Zoom software for single or multiple connections. 


Program Details


1. Introduction
2. Travel into the Canadian Badlands
3. Formation of the Drumheller valley
4. Sedimentary rocks in the Badlands
5. Brief history of Palaeontology in the valley
6. Prospect the site through a palaeo-quiz
7. Questions & Conclusion


The participants will:
gain an appreciation for the landscape that makes up the Canadian Badlands
receive insight into the history of palaeontology as it applies to the Canadian Badlands
discover how the Badlands were formed
review the types of sedimentary rocks that make up the Badlands

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.1 – Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

    NS.K-4.3 – Life Science
  • Characteristics of organism
  • Organisms and their environments;

    NS.K-4.5 – Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

    NS.K-4.6 - Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Changes in environments
  • Science and technology in local challenges

    NS.K-4.7 – History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

    NS.5-8.1 – Science as Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

    NS.5-8.2 – Physical Science
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • Motions and forces

    NS.5-8.3 – Life Science
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

    NS.5-8.4 – Earth and Space Science
  • Structure of the earth system
  • Earth’s history

    NS.5-8.5 - Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology

    NS.5-8.6 - Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Populations, resources, and environments

    NS.5-8.7 - History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

    State Standards

    Grade 3 - Science - Rocks and Minerals
    Grade 4 - Social Studies - Alberta: Its Geography and People
    Grade 5 - Social Studies - Histories and Stories of Life in Canada
    Grade 6 - Science - Evidence and Investigation
    Grade 7 - Science - Planet Earth