WHAT THE FOSSIL DISCOVERY CENTER OFFERS TO SCHOOLS
We have an excellent program geared towards multiple grades from Kindergarten to College level. Most visitors are grade school level, specifically 2nd grade. We provide teachers with a Pre-visit and Post-visit Teacher Packet which acquaints them with our program and a brief history and description of the fossil site so they can prepare their students beforehand, as well as a review afterwards. We have an informative staff and docents who take the students through the entire museum.
The Fossil Discovery Center in in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley and children who visit will learn about the prehistory of their own local area. They will be learning about history, science, and how things change over time in a fun and rewarding way. The FDC is the only educational site of its kind in the entire San Joaquin Valley and offers a unique and educational look at the past.
For those who cannot visit the Fossil Discovery Center we offer a traveling Trunk Show where we bring the prehistoric past to the classroom. Replicas as well as genuine fossils and other illustrative tools as well as an entertaining presentation make this the next best thing to coming to the FDC itself.
Teachers can download pre and post visit packets here: Downloads
Please contact our manager Blake Bufford to schedule your visit – (559) 665-7107
For more details please see our FIELD TRIPS page.