At the beginning of the week, Jurassic Adventure campers received a visit from University of Texas paleontology graduate student Lauren English. She explained that paleontologists study not only dinosaurs, but also all prehistoric life. She shared facts about the current prehistoric crocodiles she studies. Lauren also brought a tooth from a megalodon, a prehistoric shark, which the girls examined eagerly.
The campers had an energetic dialogue with Lauren as they shared stories and questions. By the end, most of the girls raised their hands when Lauren asked who was interested in becoming a paleontologist.