Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fossil Dig

We had the amazing opportunity to go on a Fossil Dig right here in our own county. The guy who ran the dig, Russ McGlenn is a creation scientist with Twin Cities Creation Science Association.
We went to Church Mountain, which is located right at the base of Mt. Baker. We were about 4,000 feet above sea level and found literally hundreds of fossils. The coolest ones we found were a completely fossilized cephalopod (remember marine biology), and hundreds of bivalves (clam shells on top of a mountain).

We found out about the event through a homeschool email loop, which was so much fun to spend the day with other homeschoolers. There were 3 other 12-15 passenger vans.
The boys loved climbing up the creek and did not even have to try to find the fossils, they practically jumped into our hands.

Aaron especially liked using the hammer to break apart the rocks. That was not at all necessary but really fun.

Good thing I brought extra clothes for Ruby. She had a blast climbing, running through the water, and throwing rocks and sticks.We would have had a terrible ride home if she did not have something clean, warm and dry to wear.

Liberty did great in the Ergo and even goes with the flow when I have to roll up my jeans. I have to admit that a few times I slipped when climbing the loose rocks and was more protective of my camera than the jewel on my back.

Libby's first pig tails! Aren't they the cutest things ever?

1 comment:

Anissa said...

Awww! I wanna go! Seriously! We should all go fossil hunting the next time I come up. =)