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North Dakota paleontologists launch daily kids program amid virus outbreak

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Becky Barnes, a paleontologist and lab manager with the North Dakota Geological Survey, holds a sample of coprolite, or fossilized crocodile poop, as she talks during a live video conference with students and families about the state’s geology from her office at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum on Thursday. Clint Boyd, senior paleontologist, far left, said beginning at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday the 45-minute broadcast gives parents a way to entertain and educate their children as schools across the state remain closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. As Barnes presents topics related to prehistoric fossils and geology, Boyd answers questions by the audience through a chat window.


CDG&MS Library

This is an ongoing project – more will be added after the existing library is removed from the club trailer.  Below is a link to the books in the Club Library.  These are housed at the Heritage Center, and are available to be checked out M-F, 8am-4:30pm.  Please contact Becky Barnes first, to make sure she is in the building (, 701-328-1954.

Any club member in good standing (all dues paid) may check out a book.  We are restricting this because books have walked away in the past.

I believe at this time the check-out time is a month.  Many of these books are out of print – if a checked out book is damaged beyond repair, it is suggested the member make a donation to the club treasury to buy a comparable book.