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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

How To Boost Kids' Science Aptitude? Encourage A National Park Service Career

Earlier this month you no doubt heard that America's 15-year-olds' science scores, when compared to those of their peers in other countries, were just average. How might they be improved? Well, if your daughter or son enjoy visiting national parks, nudge them in the direction of a career as a scientist working in the parks.

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Closed until Further Notice Due to Wildfire

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho is one of the most important sites in the world regarding the fossil history of the horse. The site includes 30 complete horse fossils and portions of 200 individual horses. The area has been closed to the public until further notice after a major wildfire burned at least 75% of the park's 4,351 acres.

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