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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 flowing through the park is the reason that Agate Fossil Beds is home to many different animals. Both prairie animals and river animals live here. Early settlers lived in the valley as well due to water accessibility, and many original homesteads are the sites of current ranches. More...