2022 Paleo Expedition applications are now closed!
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What is Paleo Expedition?
Paleo Expedition is a free, all expenses-paid, two-week, hands-on paleontology field experience led by scientists and educators from the University of Oklahoma for Oklahoma high school students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10 or 11. Space is limited and the application process is competitive.
Who: Oklahoma resident students with a passion for science and paleontology currently enrolled in grades 9, 10 or 11.
What: An immersive adventure in paleontology led by University of Oklahoma’s Sam Noble Museum scientists and educators. Students will learn about the science of paleontology and career opportunities through hands-on experiences at the museum and in the field.
When: June 5-17, 2022
Where: Travel to paleontology and geology field sites across the state. The adventure will begin and end at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma.
Cost: There is no cost to participants. ExplorOlogy® is sponsored in part by the Sam Noble Museum and Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners, through the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB).
ExplorOlogy® is generously supported by:
ExplorOlogy® was created in 2007 as a joint effort by the Sam Noble Museum and the Whitten-Newman Foundation to introduce young people in Oklahoma to science. In the first five years, more than 50,000 school children experienced field-based research. Funding for ExplorOlogy® during this period was provided by a grant from the Whitten-Newman Foundation. ExplorOlogy® is sponsored in part by Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners, through the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). The OERB provides energy-related, hands-on curricula for K-12th grade students. The OERB offers free workshops throughout the state, where teachers receive a curriculum guide, an activities kit, a $50 stipend and professional development hours for attending. There are eight curricula that meet the Oklahoma Academic Standards and are endorsed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The OERB also provides educators with free field trips, safety materials and in-class presentations. More information about the OERB’s student education efforts can be found on OERBHomeRoom.com.