This week, Camp Jurassic Adventure 4th and 5th graders were treated to a visit from Lauren Bussiere and Stacy Drake from the Texas Archeological Research Lab. Lauren and Stacy spoke about the research they do as archaeologists and provided the campers with an array of fossils and artifacts to examine.
Lauren and Stacy explained that as archaeologists, they study humans, while paleontologists study dinosaurs. The girls were fascinated to learn that humans have only been around for about 200,000 years, while paleontologists are studying dinosaur fossils from 65 million years ago.
They told the campers about the fossilization process, as well as the different significances of each artifact and fossil they brought. The girls were able to share their knowledge they have learned this week as well as see the real-world applications and careers shared by Lauren and Stacy.