The above photo is of a triceratops in its plaster jacket in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It was found three weeks ago, on a construction site 10 miles from my home, by a DMNS volunteer paleontologist. The museum curators are estimating its age at approximately 70 million years. The curved part at the far left of the photo is the frill, the small red pointer is indicating the indentation of the eye and you can see the word "nose" written on the nose. They believe the full skull was intact but the construction machinery sliced it down the middle and the other part crumbled. When they have completed freeing it from dust and debris they feel it will reveal a good profile of the skull. Totally amazing! Today I was standing two feet from bones of an animal whose specie died out 65 million years ago!
Today one of my favorite magazines came in the mail: Teaching Tolerance. My husband gets it because he is an "educator" in that he gives educational tours at the DMNS. I was thrilled to see that it is now possible to access Teaching Tolerance online.
The magazine is a wonderful source for multicultural information for teachers, parents, children and those of us who just feel good knowing that someone is striving to unite and include rather than divide and exclude. In these troubled times we can use a few more peacemakers in the world. Be sure and check out Colorful World