The Hanson Research Station (HRS) will again be hosting their annual open house on Fatherís Day, June 16, from noon - 4 p.m. The late Glenn and Phyllis Hanson and family have been inviting the community to their ranch since 1996 in the Lance Formation in northern Niobrara County, where over 1,000 dinosaur-bone specimens are retrieved each summer. The artifacts are documented in a web-based catalog at http://dinosaurproject.swau.edu.
ďThe HRS scientists utilize GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to record the exact position of each bone discovered (an operation pioneered on this very site). The software is then used to analyze and produce an integrated picture of the bone-bed, which is then made available, as well as the actual bones, for researchers world-wide,Ē said Carolyn Johnson, the Hansonsí daughter. ďThis project also offers college credit hours (four semester hours) to students or continuing educations units (four units) to teachers.Ē
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