Wahoo 3rd graders connect to Morrill Hall's "Tusker Power" virtual field trip
Nebraska State Museum of Natural History's educational opportunity enhances students' study of fossils
Before Husker Power, the state of Nebraska had Tusker Power!
Wahoo Elementary third grade classes had the privilege to engage in a virtual field trip with the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History (Morrill Hall) on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, 2020.
Students looked at fossils from three prehistoric elephants, and heard the story of how these powerful creatures once roamed free in Nebraska. They also learned about the world’s largest mounted mammoth, which is on display in the museum, examined prehistoric elephant teeth to uncover what they ate, and saw many photos of the paleontologists who studied them.
The third graders were introduced to Archie, the gigantic mammoth with 8-foot-long tusks.
Third grader Calder Simonsen commented that his favorite part was learning that mammoths only have 4 teeth!
A special thank you to Morrill Hall for offering these field trips, and to the Rogers Foundation in Lincoln for providing the grant money to fund this opportunity!