Library Summer Reading Programs
PaleoJoe has been traveling Michigan and the Midwest providing summer reading programs for over a decade. He has performed educational, exciting and entertaining programs for hundreds of libraries reaching thousands of students all with the desire to encourage the students to read – even though it is summer and they are not in school.

Each year he modifies the program to fit the current national Library themes.

Each year he obtains new casts and models to make the programs new and exciting – even if you have seen the show before.

PaleoJoe dresses the part of a “Digger” – he is a real digger – and introduces animals, plants, and creatures that have been extinct for millions of years. His high energy program brings life to these creatures of long ago.

A look into the world of fossil collecting and study. Describing how fossils are formed through to modern collecting techniques. Students will learn about geological forces that shaped our world and how they affected the development of life on Earth.

The programs with how fossils are formed, what fossils are. The forces of the earth are described in ways that children will easily understand the dynamics of the earth and it’s formation. The fossilization process and types of fossils are discussed. He moves to Dinosaurs covering T-Rex and Velociraptor, the theory of Dinosaurs and Bird relationships. The students are provided info and then challenged to be detectives and try to figure out if T-Rex was a super predator or scavenger or opportunistic hunter. 

Lots of casts will be showcased. Utah Raptor Foot, T-Rex tooth, T-Rex denary (a small piece of a T-rex Jaw, Pachycephalosaurus skull, Velociraptor skull and much more.

Finally, for students, K-6 volunteers are called upon to help PaleoJoe with a Dinosaur Puppet program. Describing some of the types of dinosaurs, what they ate, their habits and habitat.

• PaleoJoe takes you on a trip back in time to learn about the victims and perpetrators, life and death of the prehistoric. Learn the techniques used in the investigation of how these creatures lived and died. See the evidence and discover the stories that are told through Dinosaur CSI.

• PaleoJoe recently returned from a Dinosaur dig to tell tales of Dinosaur Hunting in the famous Morrison formation in Utah. Join PaleoJoe as he takes you on a trip back in time and brings you right into the present, searching for and finding these magnificent creatures of long ago.

PaleoJoe – Paleontologist, Author, and Storyteller takes the students on a wild ride through the ancient world while describing and reinforcing reasons necessary to read as well as give an insight into the mind of a writer. Reinforcing journal writing, language arts, reading – he describes his adventures that sometimes appear in his work.

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