Center Scientist Makes Tracks with Science Sprouts


dinosaur_tracks_Hargrove.jpgThe first week of November found Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Bill Hargrove making tracks through the Colburn Earth Science Museum in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Dinosaur tracks, that is, and he wasn’t the only one making them. Hargrove led seven second-grade Science Sprouts on a journey into the Mesozoic Era, the period some 65 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. “My seven-year-old daughter Amira is a rock hound, and has gone to classes at Colburn since first grade,” said Hargrove. “I was there with her one time and I started discussing their fossil collection and identifying some of their specimens. Next thing I know, I’m invited to teach the Sprouts about fossils and dinosaurs.” Read more in CompassLive...

Pictured: A Science Sprouts student makes tracks like a quadrupedal dinosaur. Photo by Bill Hargrove.


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