Mobile museum, mammoth tusk, paleontology program is Jan. 24

Jessie Rock, a paleontologist and geology lecturer at North Dakota State University, loves rocks.

Saber tooth cat skull.

Saber tooth cat skull.

 “We live in the bottom of a glacial lake, so students who are interested in rocks and geology are pretty limited here,” she said. Over one hundred feet of glacial till pretty much covered up the bedrocks. But Jessie has expanded her interest in rocks to include fossils, especially ice age fossils. 

Speaker Jessie Rock is guest for a special program on paleontology at the library Jan. 24.

Speaker Jessie Rock is guest for a special program on paleontology at the library Jan. 24.

With a mammoth tusk slung over her shoulder, she will bring a pop-up mobile museum to the Pelican Rapids Library on Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. 

 She will have a small collection of ice-age fossils and casts including the woolly mammoth tusk, a giant ground sloth claw, and the skull from a short-faced bear. Children can participate in Paleo-passport activities and learn about the species that roamed Earth millions of years ago, like sloths, mammoths, and dinosaurs. 

Kids at the program will be able to earn a Jr. Paleontologist book and badge between 6 and 7 p.m.  

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