|Partnership with The Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences Offers Kids the Chance to Dig Into Paleontology in the Nebraska BadlandsThe Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is partnering with the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences to offer students ages 11 to 14 in Manatee County the opportunity to participate in a week-long educational and paleontological expedition to the Nebraska Badlands. During this week-long expedition — scheduled for June 4 to 12, 2022 — a student and their guardian will have the opportunity to participate in paleontological field work with guidance from experts. The group will also spend time exploring surrounding educational sites such as Mount Rushmore, Custer National Park, Wind Cave and local museums (specific sites to be determined). “We’re grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences for this expansion in our partnership,” says Hillary Spencer, CEO of The Bishop. “Through their support, we can provide youth in our community an amazing opportunity to get a real-world, hands-on educational and scientific experience. We hope this will help them foster a deeper engagement with natural sciences as a field of study.” Since 2011, The Toomey Foundation and The Bishop have partnered to lead groups of Manatee County teachers on paleontology expeditions to the Nebraska Badlands. During these week-long trips, teachers would become students as they searched for fossils, allowing them to bring their experiences back to their classrooms. This summer will mark the first time The Bishop and the Toomey Foundation have offered this opportunity to students.|
The number of open spots is limited to eight student/guardian pairs. The cost is $800 per pair (one student and one guardian) plus airfare. The application deadline is February 15, 2022.For more information and to apply, please review the expedition materials at www.BishopScience.org/nebraska-fossil-expedition/
Additional questions? Please contact Christine Michael, Co-Curator of Learning at The Bishop, at CMichael@BishopScience.org.
|As the largest natural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly South Florida Museum) offers fun and engaging exhibitions and programs that interpret the scientific knowledge of Florida, the world and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibitions, The Bishop features a constantly changing lineup of special exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit.|
The Bishop includes an all-digital Planetarium — the only one of its kind on Florida’s Gulf Coast — the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, where we help rehabilitate sick or injured manatees for their return to the wild, and the Mosaic Backyard Universe, built especially for young children and their families.
Our Mission: To inspire the joy of discovery and wonder for all ages through excellence in stewardship and engagement.
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