Posted on July 29, 2018 in Articles
We had great last two days in MT. On Friday, we went down to Devil's Tower accompanied by the Collection's Manager from Museum of the Rockies, Amy Atwater. An excellent role model for the students. It was a unique experience since there were active climbers this year! We also we fortunate to hear an interpretive talk from a member of the Ogalala Lakota Nation about oral histories and origination stories of Devil's Tower, also known as Bear Lodge. Of course, we stopped and saw our favorite Prarie Dog town.
The pitchfork fondue was an excellent opportunity to talk to the Dino Shindig speakers and to meet their crews and catch up with changes from last year, since 2 of the 3 students are return participants.
On Sat. we took in the Dino Shindog, put on by the Carter County Museum. These world class talks went all day and discussed a wide range of paleontology topics: evolutionary development, the nature of science, bird brain size, new raptor dinosaurs from the area, sauropods from the Jurassic Formation, T. rex arm length, primate teeth and recent discoveries the Museum of the Rockies has been making.
The drive to Chamberlain was long and marked by a surprise hail storm, but everything worked out. We will head to the family farm and then on to Rockford.
We are on the home stretch - should be getting in around 7pm.
Until next time!