When North Dakota schools shut down earlier this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s paleontologists saw a need to offer science based programs to students learning at home.
State geologist Ed Murphy said the paleontologists began a series of live, online lectures, that ran from 10 to 11 am Monday through Friday. But six days into it, the Heritage Center shut down.
"So the paleontologists had to go home, and they took some fossils home with them," Murphy said. "Then they set things back up again for online presentations."