2023 Waldron Shale Project Information and Application

The Waldron Shale Project: Fossil Identification and Analysis for K-12 Science Classrooms is one of the programs the Falls of the Ohio Foundation is proud to support. This workshop trains teachers and environmental science educators to perform hands-on inquiry-based lessons using fossils in their classrooms.

Participants will receive: 

1) a day-long professional development paleontology workshop at Bellarmine University
2) a bulk sample of fossiliferous shale
3) a kit of classroom supplies including a digital microscope and
4) ongoing professional support from Dr. Bulinski and Mr. Goldstein.

Participation will be determined by the following criteria:

1)      Participants must be K-12 science teachers (public or private) or environmental educators
2)      Priority will also be given according to when applications are received

Participants will be expected to:

1)      Attend the workshop
2)      Incorporate the Waldron Shale Project in their curriculum during the 2023-2024 academic year
3)      Share resources and photos with the workshop organizers

Educators who wish to learn more or registered can now do so by following the link below.

Click here to apply.