When did dinosaurs walk through Antarctica? What was different in the distant past that made it so giant cold-blooded reptiles could live in and stomp through what is today a snowy, harsh landscape? Delve into our new special exhibit Antarctic Dinosaurs to learn more about the ways our planet has changed over time and how studying these fossils can tell us about our changing climate. The provided activities were designed with 6th-8th grade students in mind but can be adapted to other grades.
The Art of Fossils
Practice paleontological skills to discover what Antarctica looked like millions of years ago.Discover Antarctica
Utah Climate Stories
Discover the effects of climate change through community connections.Start Conversing
Q&A with Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marina Suarez on January 26
Why does Dr. Suarez put acid on rocks? How do sea levels change? See the first fossil Dr. Suarez found at 6 years old and learn how scientists discover dinosaur bones!
How do we know what Utah's climate was during the time of the dinosaurs? Learn more about how Dr. Suarez researches past environments.
How does Dr. Suarez study ancient climates? What's stable isotope geochemistry? What's a mass spectrometer and how does Dr. Suarez use one? Learn more about a career that is extremely multi-disciplinary.