Montana Learning Center and CCM partner to provide learning experience for young paleontologists


October 2, 2020

Campers jacketed a 4' section of the Mosasaur tail in plaster and burlap for transport.

The Montana Learning Center and Carter County Museum partnered this summer to provide students in eighth through 12th grade an unforgettable learning experience as working paleontologists.

At Camp Clades & Spades, campers and staff from the Learning Center and the Carter County Museum spent two and a half days at an active dig site in the Pierre Shale Formation in Eastern Montana, excavating the tail end of a mosasaur -- a 75 million-year-old predatory marine reptile of the late Cretaceous period that was an average of 30 to 50 feet in length. The mosasaur specimen the campers and staff...

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