• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Event Details

  • 03/07/2015

    Location: Visitor Center Fee Information: Free
Giants from the Past: Untold Secrets of the White Sands
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Long before the famous white gypsum dunes formed, it was cooler and wetter in the Tularosa Basin and the animals were much bigger. Mammoth, ancient camels, dire wolves, American lions, and giant ground sloths roamed the muddy shores of ancient Lake Otero leaving behind footprints. These muddy clues provide a glimpse of the past and help scientists today learn about the mighty mammals that once ruled the basin. You are invited to learn about these Ice Age giants and see the traces they left behind. Meet in the visitor center theater. Program is free.