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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?
The Niobrara River flows through Agate Fossil Beds. Except for 50-60 miles in Wyoming, this river is exclusively in Nebraska. The river seems quite small to visitors, who are surprised to find out that the Niobrara National Scenic River downstream near Valentine is broad and popular with canoers. More...