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U of M Paleontologist Dan Fisher Talks About 6-Ton, Ancient Mastodon Skeleton In Michigan

Between 60 to 70 percent of the mastodon skeleton was recovered during a four-day dig near Mayvillle.

Mastodon Bones near Mayville: University of Michigan Scientists Plan Dig

In addition to scientists from the University of Michigan and officials from the Fowler Center, educators from Tuscola County were invited to be part of the crew involved in the excavation.

Earth Camp 2016, August 6-12

Earth Camp is an exciting residential camp experience for 9th-grade students sponsored by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Michigan. Students stay in college dorms at UM to experience college life while participating in exciting field trips and hand-on explorations of earth science. Students are exposed to science in a completely different way and form deep and lasting friendships.

Activities include:

-NEW THIS YEAR - we are going to learn to fly drones and take photos and video from the air

-The ropes course at the University of Michigan Challenge Program

-Water quality studies in local rivers and ponds, followed by kayaking the Huron River

-Fields trips around the Ann Arbor area exploring our glacial features and sedimentary geology

-A day building solar cells

-An overnight visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


-Seismic studies

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Camp Davis Night Sky August 4, 2016,by Peter Knoop



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