Fun with Fossils
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:18 PM EDT
In an effort to keep kids motivated and interested in using their brain power the Buncombe County public libraries have developed an awesome summer program.
Sharks teeth, rocks, shells and even gem stones are uncovered during this excavation.
Kids in grades kindergarten-2nd are discovering what it's like to be a paleontologist.
During the program they learn about how fossils are made and how scientists use them to learn about our past.
Finding fossils in different regions tells you what the land what likes long, long ago.
The students also learn different terms like extinct or Jurassic unless of course they already know those words.
But they do get to see a lot of fossils and they're encouraged to check out any of the books relating to paleontology.