Extended school year students from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Meadow Hill Elementary School went hands-on learning archeology last week. The students had an exciting experience when a dinosaur came to visit.
Assistant Principal Urena and Museum Village in Monroe provided the opportunity for students to dig into the past when mastodons roamed the Hudson Valley thousands of years ago. During project based learning time with Mrs. Grady, the students were able to use archaeological methods to dig up mastodon bones, other fossils and Native American Artifacts.
They students were able to touch and experience the actual fossils and artifacts. They learned about local prehistoric creatures and early inhabitants.
Students then made ceramic “fossils” with art teacher Mrs. Williams using clay, shells, mini dinosaurs and stampers. Each student were able to take them home.