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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Students will be able to communicate with an Agate Fossil Beds ranger to learn more about the Miocene mammals and the historic excavations that uncovered them.
- Grade level:
- General - General
- Geology, Paleontology
- National/State Standards:
- Nebraska K - 2nd: 1.1, 2.1.1.a, 2.1.1.d 3rd - 5th: 1.2, 5.1.2.a, 3.4, 5.3.4.a 6th - 8th: 4.4, 8.4.4.b 9th - 12th: 3.4, 12.3.4.c, 4.4, 12.4.4, 12.4.4.b
Did You Know?
Lakota families traveled 150 miles by team and wagon to visit the Agate Springs Ranch. This trip took almost a week and they needed to carry a pass to leave the reservation where they lived. Many long time residents remember seeing the visiting American Indian dancers at the Agate Springs Ranch. More...