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Dinosaur dig part of class

Rob Gebhart

DINOSAUR — Students at the Dinosaur Charter School are unearthing other worlds while learning.

Charter school teacher Dana Forbes plans to organize a dinosaur dig for charter school students to teach the children the science of paleontology.

With the assistance of a paleontologist from Texas, Forbes has been working on an excavation on land he manages for an out-of-state property owner.



In 2002, they excavated an allosaur with a complete skull, one of only four to be discovered in the world, Forbes said. Currently, he’s working on a sauropod, but the work is slow because, he said, he must be careful excavating around the long neck. He thinks it’s possible a stegosaurus is also on the grounds.

Forbes used to offer a tour in which he took people on dinosaur excavations.



The dig with students would be “controlled,” Forbes said, so the children wouldn’t damage the bones.

The dig is on hold for now, while Forbes prepares for the oncoming winter.

Work should resume in the spring.


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