Westhampton Beach Students Reconditioning Dinosaur Bone To Donate To Museum - 27 East

Westhampton Beach Students Reconditioning Dinosaur Bone To Donate To Museum

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A 2017 group of Westhampton Beach middle and high school students apply a protective layer to the ornithischian dinosaur limb bone found on the grounds of the Zerbst Ranch in Lusk, Wyoming. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

A 2017 group of Westhampton Beach middle and high school students apply a protective layer to the ornithischian dinosaur limb bone found on the grounds of the Zerbst Ranch in Lusk, Wyoming. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Westhampton Beach middle and high school students coat the dinosaur bone in a protective layer of plaster. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Westhampton Beach middle and high school students coat the dinosaur bone in a protective layer of plaster. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

The ornithischian dinosaur limb bone bone encased in the matrix. The dark-colored material is the physical bone, and the lighter material is the matrix. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

The ornithischian dinosaur limb bone bone encased in the matrix. The dark-colored material is the physical bone, and the lighter material is the matrix. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Paleontologist John Hankla, far left, visits students at Westhampton Beach High School. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Paleontologist John Hankla, far left, visits students at Westhampton Beach High School. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Westhampton Beach PALEOS club members visited the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in South Dakota and prospected and uncovered 50 specimens in an attempt to identify potential “paleo-forest” locales within the Lance Formation in northeastern Wyoming. Students also visited the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming and attended the seventh annual Dino Shindig in Ekalaka, Montana. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Westhampton Beach PALEOS club members visited the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in South Dakota and prospected and uncovered 50 specimens in an attempt to identify potential “paleo-forest” locales within the Lance Formation in northeastern Wyoming. Students also visited the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming and attended the seventh annual Dino Shindig in Ekalaka, Montana. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Union Free School District

Desirée Keegan on Feb 23, 2021
Westhampton Beach middle and high school students enrolled in Dr. Dianna Gobler’s science research program are completely restoring a 65-million-year-old dinosaur limb bone. Julia Blydenburgh and Jack Schultz, along with... more

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