Monday, January 18, 2021

DMS Students Help Uncover Dinosaur Trackway

FLOWER MOUND – Students from Dawson Middle School had the experience of a lifetime last Friday on the banks of Grapevine Lake.

The students helped uncover and create molds of a dinosaur trackway on the north shore of Grapevine Lake in Flower Mound. It was an all-day field trip at Murrell Park for the students as they assisted prepping the prehistoric footprints. The trackway was originally discovered in 2006.

Dawson Middle School’s Science Investigators helped uncover 12 Hadrosaur footprints and two bird footprints. Various stations were also set up around the digging site and students rotated throughout the day. The students worked and learned about the footprints from members of the TCU School of Geology and Dr. Art Busbey, Derek Main of UTA’s Archosaur Site along with Bo Henk, Geoscience Advisor to Matador Resources and Brett Johnson of the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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