A recent "dinosaur dig" at the Escanaba Public Library gave area youth a chance to try their hand at Paleontology during a summer reading program event. During the mock fossil dig, which was provided by Al Hansen of Escanaba, participants used small brooms to remove sand from a tent-covered pile in search of approximately 116 clay "Stegosaurus bones." Once uncovered, the numbered pieces were placed in their corresponding places on a large outline of a Stegosaurus skeleton.
Al Hansen points Paxton Bullen, 8, in the right direction for placement of the fossil she found.
Alison Sommers, 11, right, pulls up a “bone” as Tatiana Mouvone, 9, and Hunter Portillo, 6, search.
Raquel Leisner, 12, reaches in to pull out a fossil she discovered while digging.
Dakyla Moulds, 10, left, Wendy Leisner, 10, and McKenna Bullen, 10, right, watch as Allison Peltin, 11, uncovers the first bone.
The almost finished Stegosaurus skeleton is shown.