|This is an edmontosaurus rib fragment, in fine shape, that I've cleaned and am about to polish. I am always struck, when here, of the huge honor that it is to be able to do this work and handle these objects.|
|Look at the detail in this fossil!|
|That's who! How cool is that?!?|
|I love how seriously the kids take their work, and how focused they are.|
|This is Syd making her Very Important Scientist face.|
|This one's another school donation. I'd have had to jackhammer off all that dirt Paleobonded to it there at the far end. This is why they don't let amateurs work with the really fancy fossils!|
|Both kids know how to use it, and it's pretty much our favorite toy in the lab.|
We generally stay in the lab for about an hour and a half, which is enough time to completely prepare a small fossil in decent shape, or get some real progress made on a larger piece or one that needs more work. After that, it's back into the museum to play some more, and where do you think the kids always want to go first?
Paleontology exhibit. Of course.