Education & Tours

Museum Closed July 3rd and 4th

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Fossils in the Classroom - Online Resources for Teachers and Students

Helpful Paleo Links

http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
is a website where you can download a global Geologic Time Scale as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/esl/es/spanish-es.pdf
is a website that lists Spanish translations of Earth Science Terms.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/
is a website where you can easily create your own crossword puzzles or word searches using the listed vocabulary words.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/teachers.php
is a website that features valuable and easy to understand paleontology resources for teachers.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WilliamSmith/
is a website that discusses the first person to use fossils for determining the relative ages of rocks – William Smith, an English surveyor and canal-digger in the early 1800s. William Smith also built the first geologic map.

is a website that shows photos of different types of fossils. You can search by location, time period or type.