Educator-Led ProgramsJunior Palaeo Investigators

Winner of the 2012 Interpretation Canada Bronze Award

Everyone likes solving a mystery! In this program, students will discover how palaeontologists use clues from the past to learn about ancient life. Through a variety of challenges and activities, they’ll use their detective skills to identify herbivores and carnivores, and to understand the differences between dinosaurs and other animals.


Booking Information

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America


When booking your program please ensure you have the following information:

  • School name and address (including street, town or city, province, and postal code)
  • School phone and fax numbers
  • Student information (grade(s), number of students, teachers, and chaperones attending)


Kindergarten -2

Class Size

15-30 students




1 hour

Curriculum Connections

Kindergarten Science Environmental and Community Awareness
Grade 1 Science Needs of Animals and Plants
Grade 2 Science Small Crawling and Flying Animals
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