You can you dig it: Mesalands offers field paleontology classes this summer

Special to QCS

Mesalands Community College will be offering three field classes in paleontology this summer on June 9 – June 13, June 23- June 27, and July 7 – 11,

Each course provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in a museum. Students will prospect for and learn to excavate dinosaur-age vertebrates in the Quay County area. Basic laboratory methods will be studied in the Natural Science Laboratories at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Students will learn about the local rocks and age determination, and they will also study the major groups of fossil vertebrates found in this area, including dinosaurs and dinosaur tracks.