Dr. Whitmore met with the class just before we headed out into the field for the day. Dr. Whitmore reviewed formation names of the layers that the class was going to measure.
After arriving at the Skull Creek area, the students immediately got to work measuring layers while Dr. Whitmore & Dr. Snelling went off on their own making observations and taking notes on layer formations in the area. I followed along for awhile and found myself on top of a small ridge. I came across two Juniper Cedar trees, one alive & the other dead. I found this image very intriguing.
Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to review the mornings layer measurements.
There’s always time for a group photo.
You can see the students & Dr. Whitmore off in the distance taking measurements. The students worked hard throughout the day measuring the downward slope as well as the side they were standing on.
After lunch back at the van, I took a walk up another ridge. From the top, you can barely see the students working in the distance. (circled)
While taking measurements, students find and examine dinosaur bones trapped in siltstone layer.
At the end of the day standing by the van, you can see the ridge I climbed to the top.