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By Anne Boothe
For the Courier 

Great Plains Museum Offers Field and Lab Time for Kids

 

Mary Kate Teske/For the Courier

The sculptures in front of the Great Plains Museum in Malta may be fake, but the dinosaur science on offer inside is the real deal.

Children ages 5-13 are being offered hands-on opportunities to learn more about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology from two Junior Paleontology Programs offered at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta.

The Junior Paleo Lab Experience is a 60-minute program that teaches basic geology and the ways in which a fossil is formed. Participants work in the laboratory on real fossils, learning about the care of fossils and how to conduct research. This program is generally offered in the afternoons, but a lab experience for two or more participants can be scheduled most anytime.

The lab portion of the program is 3-hours and teaches basic fossil discovery and excavation techniques at a special dinosaur site approximately 30 miles from Malta. Participants must have an accompanying adult and provide their own transportation to the site.

The Museum requires a minimum of four children registered for each Field Experience and is currently working to schedule dates for the 2017 season.

For additional information, please contact Cary Woodruff, Director of Paleontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum at 406-654-5300 or dinosaur@itstriangle.net.

 

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