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Two more beautiful specimens.


One of the many shark teeth found in Ellis County.


Students getting a briefing on fossil hunting protocols.


Dr.Sunday Crider discussing Ellie May being removed by the Perot Museum Paleontologist.


One of the many shark teeth found in Ellis County.


WJH Science teachers (L) Amanda Calame & (R) Tammy McCord discussing Ellie May with Dr. Ron Tykoski from the Perot Museum.

Wortham Junior High 8th graders went on a fossil hunt!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to the Perot Museum for allowing us to share history in the making with our 8th grade students.  "Best field trip ever!" was one quote I heard, another was "We have to do this again!"  This is what we need to hear coming from our students...enjoying digging in the dirt!


The Winning Team

The Alien Leaders

The winning car design

LEGO Camp at Navarro College South

Waco Mammoth Museum - Fall Fossil Festival


One of the many shark teeth found in Ellis County.

Numerous Ptychodus teeth were also found!

Ptychodus is a genus of durophagous (shell-crushing) sharks from the Late Cretaceous. Their teeth are often found as fossils around the world. They are also fairly common occurrences in the sediments deposited in the Western Interior Sea of North America. They became extinct in the Western Interior Sea during the Santonian, about 85 million years ago.

Credits: http://oceansofkansas.com/ptychodus.html