On October 15, the New Jersey State Museum partnered with Liberty Science Center to offer an adventure in Paleontology through a free electronic field trip.
Using Google Hangouts, the Science Center live-streamed to 90 students to celebrate National Fossil Day with paleontologist Jason Schein.
Jason offered viewers a fascinating look at his expedition in Argentina where he was a member of the team that excavated the recently discovered dreadnoughtus schrani, one of the largest animals to ever walk the earth.
One of the most interesting parts of Jason’s talk was when he discussed prospecting. In an arid climate, prospecting involves walking around very slowly, staring down at the ground, and looking for signs of bones, discoloration, or other things that stand out. After you find a bone, you want to look uphill because the bone probably didn’t originate from where you found it. It was most likely washed down the hill over time.
Liberty Science Center’s partnership with the New Jersey State Museum is just beginning, and we’re very excited to see what happens next!