Shindig speakers share latest fossil research and fossil collecting skills


Rick Olson

During the field expedition, Stew Cook (left), Zi Mullen (middle) and Mary Marotz are working to pedestal a Triceratops bone at the 11th Annual Dino Shindig.

From the youngest to the oldest attendees at the Dino Shindig July 22-23 in Ekalaka, the participants were fascinated by the speakers from all over the world sharing their latest research and collecting skills. The younger attendees were learning the names of common dinosaur species by coloring masks, viewing the exhibits in the museum and digging in sand for treasures. Older participants were digging alongside experts at active fossil field sites in Carter County.

The Dino Shindig event is in its eleventh year and is coordinated by the Carter County Museum. Overall attendance for the 2023...

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