National Kids to Parks Day
Fun on Fossil Day
On October 12th, Students from Washington D.C. Phoebe Hearst Elementary joined Buddy Bison on the National Mall for the 2nd Annual Fossil Day as part of Earth Science Week. In the shadow of the
Park rangers and volunteers taught the students how to identify their findings and helped them analyze the skeletons of alligators and birds. They even had the chance to create their own miniature bird feeders by covering pinecones with nuts and honey. When it started to rain, the students escaped into the Museum of Natural History where they studied more skeletons and other ancient artifacts.
Click here to see more photos from the 2nd Annual National Fossil Day.