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Sharks on the Plains? America Under The Sea!–in partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

from University of Nebraska State Museum

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Dive into life in the sea – both
ancient and modern – right here on America’s great plains. Join us on a virtual
trip to both the Mesozoic fossil gallery at the University of Nebraska Lincoln-Morrill Hall
and the
Scott Aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. We
will explore marine life, habitats, and adaptations through fossils and modern animals. And can you see sharks on the plains? You better believe

The University of Nebraska State Museum and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
& Aquarium have joined forces to bring you this exciting one-day virtual
educational experience FREE of charge.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00
Multipoint Premium: $0.00


This program is offered free of charge thanks to support from the Rogers Foundation



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

None - though this will be interactive event!

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

ZoomThis will be a Zoom Webinar. Please contact us if

Booking Information

This is a one-day event on January 30, 2020. All times listed are in Central Time.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact University of Nebraska State Museum

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About This Provider

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University of Nebraska State Museum

Lincoln, NE
United States

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, and fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth’s past, present and future through world-class exhibits, collections, special events, and education.

Jennifer Ruyle

Program Details


1. Introduction to Zoo & Museum
2. Explore Marine Life – both modern and ancient!
• At the Zoo we’ll observe and explore animals swimming in their natural habitats.
• At the Museum we will observe and explore animals as found in fossil form.
• Marine life examined will include sharks, sea turtles, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and more!
3. Compare and contrast habitats, forms, and adaptations
4. Discuss modern day conservation issues and how you can help
5. Question and Answers all along the way!


Participants will:
- practice the inquiry process skills of observation and questioning;
- engage in discussion;
- develop an enriched understanding of how paleontology helps us to better understand our natural world;
- develop an enriched understanding of our worlds conservation issues and how you can help.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

While not designed to fit any one educational standard specifically, this program will compliment and supplement the curriculum of students studying the following standards:

SC.K.7.2 – Communicate solutions that will increase the positive impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
SC.K.7.2.A Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive
SC.K.7.2.C Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live

1st Grade
SC.1.6.2.C Read texts and use media to determine patterns in a behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
SC.1.6.2.D Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

2nd Grade
SC.2.7.2.C Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
SC.2.13.3.A Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
SC.2.13.3.D Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

3rd Grade
SC.3.7.2.B Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and environments in which they lived long ago.
SC.3.7.2.D Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
SC.3.9.3.A Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

4th Grade
SC.4.6.3.B Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.
SC.4.13.4.A Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

5th Grade
SC.5.8.2.C Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
SC.5.8.2.A Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, and motion and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

6th Grade
SC.6.9.3.A Construct an argument based on evidence for how plant and animal adaptations affect the probability of successful reproduction.