This project has been made possible through funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF 0808122). It is currently being piloted in NYS with 4-H youth throughout the state. Project materials and curriculum are free to download for use by anyone, though focus is placed on informal science activities for 8-12 year old youth with extended science project ideas for science fairs or 4-H fairs.

Because of the nature of the project, we are seeking feedback from anyone who uses this curriculum in any context. Forms for each activity are located in the curriculum download.

If you have any questions about the project materials and curriculum, please contact Kelly Cronin, Climate and Energy Programs Manager, at the Paleontological Research Institution, 607-273-6623 x122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download entire curriculum here.

Download curriculum by chapters here.