Brett, Tim and I got up early this morning to drive to Locust Grove Elementary School. Ms. Bowne asked me to speak to her Kindergarten and first grade students in the Saturday Enrichment Program about being a paleontologist.
We spent two hours talking to an attentive and enthusiastic audience. I talked about how we make field jackets, then showed several specimens that we brought with us (the Stegosaurus tibia and fibula were particularly popular, as were the coprolites from the Solite Quarry.) After Tim demonstrated how to prepare specimens, the kids took turns cleaning a fossil rib.
I’d like to thank Ms. Bowne and her students for inviting us to participate in this program, and hopefully we inspired some future paleontologists!
Photos by Tim Dooley and Brett Dooley.