Did you know that mastodons and woolly mammoths lived in Marshall County at one time? Come learn all about them! The Marshall County Museum is sponsoring a Kid’s Discovery Series on Prehistoric Marshall County with expert Bill Snyder. The 4-week program will be held on Saturdays between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Prehistoric Marshall County will be a hands-on experience for kids of all ages.

The topic for the first event on January 28 is “Skulls and Stories.” They will share various animal skulls and tooth samples and learn lots of information about diet and habitats. Participants will receive a “Passport to Discovery” booklet. Each week they will be given a picture to add to their passport. At the fourth meeting, kids with all 4 pictures will receive a real Marshall County fossil to keep.

The topic for the second event on February 4 will cover “Three Ways to Study Earth.”  Kids will learn about paleontology, archeology, and geology. Hands-on samples of the types of artifacts studied by each group will be shared.

On February 11, the topic will be “Decoding Your Fossils.” Find out what can be learned by studying the fossils you discover!

The final meeting on February 18 will teach how to “Start Your Own Dig.” What are the steps to a Special Kid’s Discovery

Kids participating will have a great time playing and learning together.  Don’t miss the fun!