Kronosaurus Korner also offers guided Educational Tours of the museum ranging between 1-1.5 hours in duration. Tours include an introductory theatre presentation, a guided walkthrough by Kronosaurus Korner's resident palaeontologist and fossil preparation demonstrations within the laboratory.
Tours can be tailored to suit any year level and can cover a myriad of topics, including palaeoecology, evolution, extinction, fossilisation, fieldwork, fossil preparation and much more.
Kronosaurus Korner also offers exciting Fossil Hunting Tours for school groups at Richmond's famous fossil hunting sites, located approximately 12km north of town. Students will enjoy discovering, identifying and collecting their own 100 million year old fossils. Fossil Hunting Tours range between 1-2 hours in duration, but can be extended by appointment (Please note that all schools are required to provide their own transport to and from the Fossil Hunting Site).
Catering can also be supplied for school groups by the Moonrock Café and Bakery, for more information contact (07) 47 413 541.
- Educational Tour of Kronosaurus Korner: $15 per student
- Fossil Hunting Tour: $15 per student
- Combined Tour (Educational and Fossil Hunting Tours): $25 per student
* 1 Teacher/Guardian is free of charge with every 10 students; any extra adults pay student entry fee
WHAT TO BRING
- Water bottle
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Covered-in shoes
Kronosaurus Korner offers a variety of engaging learning experiences for primary and secondary students. Lesson kits for Years K-10 students include topics from the Science area of the Australian Curriculum. These topics are creatively blended with unique themes relating to fossils from Australia’s ancient Eromanga Sea.
Some lessons are suited for learning within the classroom while others are designed to accompany excursions to Kronosaurus Korner.
Please click the links below for access to the free lesson kits:
Foundation Year Lesson Kit - ancient animals moved differently based on their shape and size.
Year 1 Lesson Kit - ancient animals had a variety of external features.
Year 2 Lesson Kit - materials like plaster can be mixed together for specific purposes, such as casting fossils.
Year 3 Lesson Kit - living, once-living and non-living things can be grouped together based on their features.
Year 4 Lesson Kit - living things from the Eromanga Sea depended on their enivornment and each other for survival.
Year 5 Lesson Kit - ancient living things like ammonites had adaptations for survival in their environment.
Year 6 Lesson Kit - sudden geological events, like asteroid impacts, have changed the Earth's surface
Year 7 Lesson Kit - energy transfer between organisms from the Eromanga Sea can be viewed as food chains and webs.
Year 8 Lesson Kit - metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks are formed by different processes over time.
Year 9 Lesson Kit - plate tectonics are responsible for continental movement over geological time.
Year 10 Lesson Kit - the diversity of living things is a result of evolution by natural selection
Outback Queensland Education Experience Program
WHAT IS THE SUBSIDY?
The Outback Queensland Education Experience Program was established in 2011 to encourage teachers to take their students to Outback Queensland and integrate its rich history and heritage into school learning. It provides the opportunity for students to learn from and give back to Outback communities by experiencing life on the land.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The subsidy is available upon application to all Queensland schools taking students in grade 5, 6, 7, 8 and/or 9 on a camp within the boundary of Outback Queensland. 'Outback Queensland' is defined as the local government areas of:
Flinders, Richmond, McKinlay, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie, Bulloo, Croydon, Etheridge, Burke and Carpentaria.
HOW MUCH DOES EACH STUDENT RECEIVE?
The scheme provides a subsidy of up to $130 per student to assist financially toward a school camp in Outback Queensland.
The subsidy is paid directly to schools after having met the eligibility requirements for funding. 50% of the subsidy is paid upon approval of an application and the remaining 50% is paid after the excursion, upon receipt of a completed survey.
The payment is not meant to cover all costs. Funds are allocated to schools on a per-student basis at rates according to round-trip distance travelled. Funds must be used to reduce the costs for individual students.
THE SUBSIDY RATES (EXCLUDING GST) ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Distance travelled from school (round trip)
Funds allocated per student
500 - 999 km
1,000 - 1,499 km
1,500 - 1,999 km
2,000 km and over
HOW CAN I APPLY?