Paleontologists Visit Pennsbury

Paleontologists, Mike and Roberta Straka, vis­it­ed with sec­ond graders at Afton and Quarry Hill ele­men­tary schools as a tie-in with the Pennsbury sci­ence cur­ricu­lum. “The stu­dents learned a lot from the pre­sen­ters,” shared Afton teacher, Rhea Jones. “They were very orga­nized and engag­ing. There was a lot of oppor­tu­ni­ty for stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion dur­ing the assem­bly. In the class­rooms, all of the stu­dents had a chance to par­tic­i­pate in the “dig” for fos­sils. The fos­sils that the stu­dents actu­al­ly unearthed were real fos­sils, not plas­tic or toys, and Roberta and Mike went around and iden­ti­fied them for the chil­dren, as well. On the whole, it matched our first sci­ence unit nice­ly and I would def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend it!” The vis­its to both schools were spon­sored by the Pennsbury Partners Program.