3rd graders in Salem Get Hands-On with Fossils
Friday, Nov. 7th: Third Graders at Chapman Hill Elementary School in West Salem got a treat for their unit on the study of fossils. Their teacher, Maureen Foelkl, searched the internet to find someone who would enrich the students’ experience and found the GSOC website. Current GSOC President, Sheila Alfsen, answered the call and visited the school to show them pictures of Ice Age mammals that had lived in the Willamette Valley. She enlisted the help of GSOC member, Dr. William Orr, who brought in a real deer skeleton that the students articulated on the floor.
GSOC is seeking members who are willing to share a few hours occasionally to bring geology to life for these young people.