Learn about how fossils get from the mud of an underground cave into the hands of scientists from Kristin Joivell, volunteer on a paleontology dig at Parker’s Pit in the Black Hills of South Dakota last summer. On this paleontology dig, led by Dr. Russ Graham from Penn State’s Earth Sciences Department, Kristin experienced each step in the process of retrieving fossils in the field. She will share photographs of the process with you in addition to reporting on inferences about climate change made by the scientists on the dig. Additionally, Kristin will provide samples of material from the site for a fossil picking activity for participants. Come prepared to look for and find actual fossils of prehistoric animals, mostly small mammals, in this interactive presentation!