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Opportunities for youth at the museum

Last Wednesday, October 11, was National Fossil Day, and the Carter County Museum celebrated by inviting classes from Carter County High School. Students from the math, science, and agriculture classes spent time at the museum learning about fossil collections – following a lab plan set up by Chioko Hammel, Sharon Carroll, and Seth Whitney. This collaboration helps highlight the comprehensive nature of the collections here – not only do we have dinosaurs, but we also have an extensive collection of horse fossils (from mesohippus to equus) that enabled students to discuss their evolution.



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