|Title:||Fossil Finds in Volcanic Ash
This 30-minute virtual field trip (VFT). Participants will tour Ashfall Fossil Beds where they will observe prehistoric animals preserved in place. Your group will learn about the volcano in southwest Idaho that blanketed the north central area of Nebraska with glassy volcanic ash 12 million years ago, how this catastrophic event resulted in the death of much of the wildlife, and how their fossil remains were discovered and continue to be researched.
An educator will take tour participants into the Hubbard Rhino Barn, a unique site that maintains the complete fossil skeletons of prehistoric rhinos, horses and other wildlife right where they were found, in the volcanic ash.
Through examination of Ashfall fossils, participants learn more about paleontology and geology.
The virtual field trip is designed to fit within your schedule and curriculum needs.
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|VFT Type:||Talk to the Expert
|Meeting Time:||Tuesday-Friday, Mid-March through Mid-November
Reservations are required and must be made via our website at ashfall.unl.edu/educators or
by telephone during regular business hours at (402) 893-2000.
Have an alternate date and time available when making reservations as scheduling is on a first
Apply for the Virtual Field Trip Mini-Grant >> http://netasite.org/?page_id=4822
Connection is made via Zoom.
A confirmation of the reservation will be sent with all pertinent information.
Background information for your students is available at: www.ashfall.unl.edu
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