Museum Expedition (Paleontology in Dallas County, AL), Middle School Week
For the first time since 1993, Museum Expedition will be back to University of Alabama’s ‘Harrell Station’ Paleontological Site – one of the single most productive fossil sites for Cretaceous marine vertebrates in the Southeast. In this 320 acre chalk exposure, over 3000 vertebrate fossils (including, at least, 50 species) have been discovered, including large predatory shark teeth, rare bony fish species, and many skeletons of marine reptiles (e.g., mosasaurs, sea turtles, elasmosaurs). We are planning to conduct some scientific investigations (e.g., systematized fossil excavation, field geology, fossil and diversity analyses). To accomplish them, we will need to discover and excavate more fine fossils such as ‘skeletons’ that provide important scientific clues to understand the mechanisms of their evolutionary success and declines during the latest dinosaur era – the Late Cretaceous.
$395, discount available for UA Museums members