PaleoLab – Paleontology workshop

The goal of PaleoLabs is to introduce children to paleontology, stimulating their curiosity with an active and dynamic approach.

Children and young people delve into the geological history of Sardinia, particularly that involving the Miocene (23-5 million years) and the Genoni area (Duidduru Geopaleosite). They will learn the technique of cleaning fossils, thus learning about the importance of the paleontologist’s work and fossils.

Through games, hammers, glues, chisels, and a real micro-chisel complex and seemingly boring topics are transformed into important and fun educational journey.

Paleontology workshop activities for schools

All educational activities in the workshop include a theoretical moment and a related practical activity. Among the most successful activities with schools is the reconstruction of the geologic time scale. A fun educational system that helps children learn the length of geological eras. It also helps students place different life forms and geological events in the correct temporal context.

Chronoprogram

  • Lesson on fossilization
  • Geological time scale
  • Games to momorize scientific terms
  • Simulation of paleontologist’s work on real geological specimens
  • Genuine laboratory instrumentation such as: vibroengraver, microscopes, hammers, chisels…
Special features of the Duidduru Quarry geosite
  • Visual stratigraphy
  • Tectonic fault
  • Neptunian strands
  • fossilized seabed
  • Different paleoenvironments

How to end the day

For the afternoon, immediately after a picnic lunch or agritourism lunch, we suggest a leisurely guided walk in the Giara Park in search of horses and to discover the park’s biodiversity.

How to book

Usually, during school trips an entire museum is dedicated to the activities of a single school. Since there are not many dates available we suggest booking well in advance for your school’s day.

Reservations are recorded both by e-mail and by telephone. In addition, you can always receive the updated school catalog with all proposals, costs and scheduled activities by sending your request via e-mail.

Summary of costs of educational activities

Half day

Morning or afternoon
8,5 about 3h
  • Includes educational workshop
  • or hike on the Giara

Full day

All day
12,5 About 7 to 8 hours
  • Includes educational workshop
  • Hike on the Giara
Best seller

Farmhouse Lunch

Child-friendly menu
12,5 all inclusive
  • Pasta|cotoletta|contorno|dessert
  • Water and coffee

Packed lunch

Quick and easy
7 all inclusive
  • Stuffed sandwich
  • Fruit and water

F.A.Q.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, by reservation, workshops can be held every day of the year.

Absolutely. However, we suggest workshops on recycling for younger children and workshops on paleontology and archaeology for older children.

Yes, souvenirs suitable for children can be purchased.

The educational workshop lasts about 2 hours, the farm lunch about 2 hours, and the walk about 2 hours as well. Usually schools arrive at 10 a.m. and end activities around 5 p.m.
Schedules are adapted to the needs of the school.

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