More excitement from the Junior Earth Scholars!

During the months of January, February and March, the Earth Scholars went hiking along the Discovery Trail, investigated evidence of past life at Government Canyon and made scat! After checking out some real fossils including dinosaur poop (coprolite), the Scholars made their own fossils! Using plaster and replicas of the dinosaurs believed to have left tracks at Government Canyon, the Scholars made their own molds and casts. Sauroposeidon and Acrocanthosaurus have never been so popular! The Scholars learned to look for the prints and scat of animals that live in the Natural Area. They used their new found knowledge to make scat replicas of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.   

Friends of Government Canyon volunteers, Dawn Bodhi and Debi Weissling lead Junior Earth Scholars the first Saturday of each month. They focus on a variety of nature-based topics and hands on activities.  

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