The Outback Education Tour Subsidy Scheme is offering schools across Queensland the opportunity to partake in unique learning experiences. The subsidy has been developed to encourage students in years 5, 6 & 7 to visit Queensland's Outback to learn about the history and heritage of our state. For more information on the scheme visit http://www.tq.com.au/resource-centre/community-engagement/outback-educationTo coincide with the subsidy scheme, Kronosaurus Korner would like to offer your school our unique experience.
Kronosaurus Korner has 15 years of experience in educating young Australians about their Prehistoric Past! Ignite students imagination and curiosity on a world class tour of the Kronosaurus Korner complex and the rich geological formations of the Richmond region.
Kronosaurus Korner houses an extensive display of local fossils from the Cretaceous Inland Sea that covered a large section of Queensland approximately 120 million years ago. Inside Kronosaurus Korner you will find over 500 specimens in 18 exhibits, a laboratory and marine reptile and dinosaur replicas.
Exhibits include the Richmond Pliosaur, Australia's best vertebrate fossil and one of the world's best Pliosaur skeletons as well as a very special dinosaur, Minmi. With impressions of its fossilised skin, it is considered to be Australia's best-preserved dinosaur skeleton, known as the treasure of the Outback.
Museum Tours: This tour takes approximately 45mins to 1 ½ hours. The tour begins with an 8 minute theatre presentation followed by a guided tour. The tour offers Q&A for inquisitive students allowing them to fully understand all aspects of fossilisation and the prehistoric creatures they once were. Cost: $10.00 per student
Fossil Hunting Site Tours: A trained guide will accompany the group on a field expedition to the fossicking site, approximately 12km north of Richmond. Students will have fun searching for and uncovering 100 million year old fossils. This tour is approximately 1-2 hours in duration. Cost: $10.00 per student (Please note that all schools are required to provide their own transport to and from the Fossil Hunting Site.)
Laboratory Tours and Fossil Preparation Demonstration: Over an hour, students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the techniques and skills used to prepare the fossils for display. Cost: $15.00 per student
The three tours can be combined to create a full day Kronosaurus Korner experience for $30.00 per student. Students will partake in the Museum Tour, Fossil Hunting Site Tour, Laboratory Tour and Fossil Preparation Demonstration, as well as receive a standard membership to the Krono Kids Club.
For more information about Kronosaurus Korner and the tours we offer, or to book your unique experience contact us on (07) 47 413 429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Queensland's Outback Education Handbook has been developed as a resource to help teachers build Queensland's history and heritage into their curriculum. The information will assist and guide the development of lesson plans to assist with student's essential learnings and outcomes. The resource also provides travel and safety information as well as suggested itineraries with a range of options to suit the needs of any year 6 or 7 school group.