Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Agate Fossil Beds
Description:Rangers will introduce students to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and spend time with them describing a large diorama exhibit in the visitor center.

This sensational, life-sized exhibit focuses on the sometimes bizarre animals that roamed these prairies 20 million years ago and are known today through their fossils discovered nearby.  They will learn about fossilization and the geology of the area.

As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at http://goo.gl/GMpSvg

Subject(s):ScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Scheduled upon request by the teacher
Duration:40 minutes
Registration Info:To register for this program, contact the program provider (see Provider Information below). For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.
Tech Requirements:Video conferencing systems or desktop application software such as Lifesize ClearSea or Zoom.  
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew—bones preserved in one of the world's most significant Miocene Epoch mammal sites.

Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many influences—from early animals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plains home, to explorers passing through or settling in the American West.

See article from Lincoln Public Schools on their visit with Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Contact:Contact our helpful rangers to reserve a time for the activity.
Phone Number:308-665-4110