Fossils

Fossils

Fourth Grade Program Description

Calvert County is known world-wide as a location to find Miocene fossils.  The plants and animals that lived here during the Miocene occured in the neighborhood of 10-20 million years ago, when a great shallow sea covered the area that is now Calvert County.  This region was home to a variety of sea creatures including whales and dolphins, sea cows, and a variety of sharks, including the giant shark, the Megalodon.

Fourth grade students study the Megalodon as a vehicle for learning how fossil remains can teach us about past environments and the animals that lived in them.  Students visit the Calvert Marine Museum to learn more about paleontology and the ancient environments that once existed here in Calvert County. 

 

 

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