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Students Dig the Fossil Park!

For Immediate Release
PR20182019-Fossil Park Visit
October 31, 2018

 

Students dig in the pit

 

A Fantastic Field Trip to the Fossil Park 

 

Second-grade teacher Laure Budney worked with Sharon Lawrence, of Rowan University, over the summer to plan fall field trips to the fossil park for ALL Dorothy L. Bullock students. Lawrence is the special assistant to the director of the Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. 

 

Students had fun digging for fossils and learning more about the park's previous, prehistoric inhabitants! While the children didn't find dinosaurs, many found shark's teeth, oyster shells, clam shells, bacterial "poop," and rocks that are said to be 65 million years old. We think the trip just might have inspired the next generation of scientists!

 

Here are some pictures from the first- and second-grade field trip on October 26.

 

A fossil sign is pictured.

 

A picture of Emmalyn and Jaxon.

 

Autumn Shaw, Jah'yana Townsend and Conner Mozo-Cristanos dig.

Aaron Sinor digs for a fossil.

Dameris, Jayda and Annaliese had a great time hunting for fossils.

A teacher helps a student in this picture.

 

A group is introduced to the fossil park.

Giana Cox climbed a pile to dig.

A picture of Vincent at the fossil park.