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Draw a picture of the past! We’ll examine Mesozoic era fossil evidence, learn about ancient environments, and use our creative skills to draw what we can see – mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and sharks. This live interactive program utilizes our Mesozoic Gallery where we can see plenty of fossil “sea monsters.”

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Point to Point: $125.00
Point to Point Premium: $115.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest 2-4 participants.

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 25-30 students. If participants are calling in to the meeting individually, we have a maximum of 298 participants.

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Microsoft Teams

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If you need to cancel or change a session date, please let us know ASAP.

Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the full price of the program.

There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

If a virtual field trip needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen technical or weather events, we will try to reschedule within the following two weeks at no extra charge.

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Explore Natural History: University of Nebraska State Museum

Lincoln, NE
United States

Sparking people's interest in the natural world and preserving it for future generations. That is our philosophy at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Established in 1871, the University
of Nebraska State Museum is an active research museum. We are known for our paleontological
collections, especially our iconic hall of ancient elephants, yet we also
maintain over 13 million specimens, ethnographic and archeological
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. The Museum is a
proud Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Annie Mumgaard

Program Details


1. We will meet in our Mesozoic Gallery where we can see a variety of fossils
2. We will learn the fossilization process
3. We will look at a variety of fossils within our Mesozoic Gallery
4. We will simply draw 4 of the animals (Shark, Mosasaur, Plesiosaur, Xiphactinus)
5. We will consider what their habitat and eating lifestyles may be


Participants will:
- learn about fossils
- be introduced to the job of scientific illustrator
- practice their skills of observation
- complete 4 skeletal drawings of Mesozoic creatures

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS4A 3-5 -- Evidence of common ancestry and diversityNGSS Performance Expectation:

3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

State Standards

Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science:

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.