MCBONES was created as a collaboration of businesses, community organizations, regional academic institutions, and private individuals to develop the Coyote Canyon Mammoth site near Kennewick, Washington into a local and regional outdoor classroom and laboratory for K-12 teachers, students, and community volunteers. MCBONES provides the opportunity to learn by participating in field and laboratory-based research, relevant to paleontology, geology, paleoecology, forensic science, and other natural sciences.
The site tours will be available for the months of April through October. Tours generally last about 1.5 to 2 hours. It includes a presentation about the history, discovery and findings at the site, plus there is a guided tour of the laboratory activities and displays of key specimens and the interpretive panels. The remaining time is spent out at the dig site observing the actual digging of bones and participating in the wet screening operations.
On-site School Tours are open during weekdays, except from 11:30 until 1:30 on Tuesday and Thursday, depending on volunteer availability. School Tours are for groups of up to 30 students/teachers total and all on-site tour participants must sign a Liability Waver Form. (parent or guardian must sign for those under 18 years old).
The virtual tours, via Zoom in your classroom, are available year round. The tour includes a tour of the Dig House and Dig Site, depending on the weather, presentation about the history, discovery, and findings at the site, tour of the laboratory activities and displays of key specimens. Then it is down to the Dig Site, to see where all the work is done in discovering the bones and other specimens. The presentation is about 1 ½ hours long.
Book a virtual or on site tour with us today and help spark an interest in STEM subjects.
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