What a pretty view!
Ranger Sarah, telling us about the Park. She was awesome!
We learned about fossils from the Park paleontologist. Those are real bones on the left!
This skull was a replica of one found in the Park.
Back on the bus!
Hike to the dig site.
Such pretty scenery!
First steps: measure the dig area and divide it into smaller boxes.
Then start clearing the sand with trowels & brushes!
Look! We found something! We mark our finds with flags.
Mr. Jaster (Miss Jaster's dad) pitches in to help.
Next we map the dig site, drawing everything that is marked with red flags.
We decide that ancient people probably used this area to cook and make tools.
We can see the Painted Desert from where we had our picnic lunch.
Some of us venture closer for a better view.
Others use binoculars to take in the scenery!
Lunchtime. No picnic is complete without ants!
Back on board the bus!
We stop at Puerco Pueblo to see where the ancient Indians lived.
We see some really neat rock carvings, or petroglyphs.
The remains of an ancient village.
Then we stop at the south end of the park and hike on the Giant Logs Trail.
Pretty neat huh?
It's a whole petrified tree!
They had some cool dinosaur bones in the museum.
One of them tried to eat us!
We thought this diorama was pretty cool!
We had a great time on our field trip. Thanks to all the people at the Park who made it so awesome, especially Ranger Sarah & her paleontologist friend. :)