Saving Mongolia's Dinosaurs and Inspiring the Next Generation of Paleontologists

Saving Mongolia's Dinosaurs and Inspiring the Next Generation of Paleontologists
2/22/2017
 
Some of the world's richest fossil locales are in Mongolia: For instance, you can find dinosaur fossils every few steps in the country's Flaming Cliffs. But many Mongolians have no idea their country has such a treasure trove of dinosaurs because the specimens are often removed and displayed in other countries. However, one Mongolian paleontologist is working to change this paradigm by introducing children to dinosaur science and rebuilding Mongolia's fossil collection. In the March feature of EARTH Magazine, writer Thea Boodhoo describes her experience working with paleontologist Bolortsetseg Minjin and the Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs, and recounts her incredible journey across Mongolia in a mobile dinosaur museum donated by the American Museum of Natural History. Read her story in EARTH Magazine: https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/saving-mongolias-dinosaurs-and-inspiring-next-generation-paleontologists.
 
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