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#Beaumont Travels: Ekalaka, MT, Summer Dino Dig Program, Day 3

Posted on July 26, 2018 in Articles

#Beaumont Travels: Ekalaka, MT, Summer Dino Dig Program, Day 3

Hello all,

Field day 3 was cooler clocking in at the low 80s. The students returned to the Ninja Turtle Site again looking for new finds. There were several new finds by our New Zealand friends, but out Beaumonsters are still working through some rock.

Jenna found some vertebrae bits and we are looking forward to returning to the location tomorrow to finish up a fossil found and work through some more material.

#Beaumont Travels: Ekalaka, MT, Summer Dino Dig Program, Day 3

We got a great lesson on quarry mapping using a transect from Dan Large from the Burpee Museum. I was able to show some quarry collection techniques today too.

#Beaumont Travels: Ekalaka, MT, Summer Dino Dig Program, Day 3

The mudstone, when rained on, weathers in a way that can create small cave-like structures. Local wildlife are quick to use them as homes. Near the quarry we found a nest with eggs in it!

The weather is great, the fossils are better, and the learning will last a lifetime.

Best,

-Simon