Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fossil Huntin'

Last Friday was a fun day in Mr. Berkey's classroom. He had a hometown artist (Ray Troll) visit his classroom! The kids were stoked to see pictures of his artwork and listen to his many adventures. For those of you who haven't heard of Ray Troll (you must not be from Alaska ;-) ) he is an amazing artist who lives in Ketchikan, Alaska and is best known for his "fishy" artwork that can be found anywhere from t-shirts to the walls of local schools or museums. His most recent artwork is taking on a more "science-ey" form as he travels through the U.S. hunting for fossils. 
His fossil expedition was the focus of his lecture when he came to talk to Adam's students. This lighted a fire in Adam and he made it his mission that weekend to find a fossil! 
We spend the weekend out the road in hopes of finding a fossil to bring to the classroom on Monday. Unfortunately, we didn't find anything but we did enjoy a lot of sunshine and quality time together. I think this summer will be spent breaking up rocks and hoping to find a fossil! 

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