Students learning while connecting with leaders in local Oil and Gas community
LAFAYETE (KADN) — Third graders at Broadmoor Elementary had fun digging up dinosaur bones today on their playground. This was all apart of their studies of dinosaurs in Mrs. Johnson's science lab. Along with school support, local leaders in the Oil and Gas industry and presenters from UL's geology department came to help with the dig, and offer their expertise to the students.
"They get a lot of knowledge about fossils and dinosaurs, and all children love dinosaurs. These people are so wonderful and they're experts in their field. Children don't usually get to meet people in these professions. Children also get to learn a little bit about different careers in science and that's one of my main goals today," says Mrs. Ann Johnson, third grade science lab teacher at Broadmoor Elementary.
Community leaders and parents provided materials, artifacts, fossils, adn professional personnel. This is the eighth time Mrs. Johnson's calss has had a dinosaur dig, which she says is something students look forward to all year.