Kacie G., Danielle S., Marie S., Travis W., Michelle O., Kyle M., Brock
This morning we woke up and drove back out to Interior,
SD at part of the Badlands. We got out and looked at a fault in the hills.
We observed that in most areas the layers were continuous, but at the
fault one side was different from the other. The red layer was higher
on one side than the other.
We then went to the Mammoth Site where we saw actual fossils, paleontologists
working at the big site, and we got to make our own molds of the mammoth’s
teeth. This site is very important because it is the largest mammoth site
in North America that allows visitors to see the actual fossils. Many
scientists come from all over the world to study these digs.
After this we went to the nature Conservancy Site called Whitney Preserve.
We went on the trail, saw the natural springs, which was good enough to
drink, so we did. We were able to dig around an outcrop of gypsum and
On our way to the camp our camp mom and dad played a trick on us convincing
all of us that we were headed to a new place to observe, but our fearless
leaders treated us to Dairy Queen instead.
After setting up our camp we took a bus full to the Cascade Falls hot
springs which were not nearly as warm as we had hoped. It was still a
great time and we discovered an under-the-waterfall cave which was awesome.
It was a good time.