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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 name, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, came from the name of James Cook’s Agate Springs Ranch. Travelers to the ranch would say that they were going to Agate. The agate in the area is of a moss agate type, but is not a reason why the park was established. More...