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Badlands in Brief
Running Time: 2:54 minutes
Running Time: 2:55 minutes
Written & Produced by: Julie Johndreau
How did the Badlands form? Learn the geologic story here.
Get ready to earn your badge! In this episode, twelve year old Nathan Wooden Knife describes the Badlands junior ranger program.
Running Time: 2:05 minutes
Kylie Ferguson discovered a rare saber tooth cat skull in Badlands National Park. Learn about her amazing fossil discovery.
Teacher-Ranger Cindy Holub explains the geology of Badlands National Park to grade K-8 students. Lesson plans included.
Running Time: 6 minutes
The Badlands are a source of inspiration for artists of all disciplines. Find out more about the program and view artwork submissions.
Running Time: 7 minutes
Celebrate the National Fossil Day spirit year round with this catchy song and fun music video. Watch for images from the Badlands.
Running Time: 2 minutes
Fourth graders get fit with the Walk the Badlands program.
Running Time: 1:31 minutes
National Park Week is April 21-29, 2012. Picture yourself at Badlands National Park!
Did You Know?
The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.