A few weeks ago, I was invited to write a guest post for the Geological Society of America, about my experience as a GIP/GeoCorps Participant at Dinosaur National Monument. I didn’t exactly get here by the usual means…
by Thea Boodhoo, GeoCorps America Participant
In the cool shade of ferns and horsetails, at the edge of a sparkling river, a young animal lowers its head to drink. Its tail wags, and tiny spikes on the tip rustle a nearby frond. Startled, the animal looks up, water still dripping from its beak. It sees its parents nearby and knows everything is fine.
It doesn’t see the Allosaurus.
Carnegie Quarry, the famous wall of bones at Dinosaur National Monument. Our project this summer is to help create a website that brings the details of this unique natural history resource to the larger public and researchers around the world.
“Looks like they really took some liberties with that mural,” I said to Dan Chure, Park Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument, the first time I walked by the baby Stegosaurus skeleton at the Exhibit Hall. On the wall behind the corgi-sized assembly…
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