Monday, August 17, 2009

Gobi photos 2009

This summer the CMNH and the Montessori High School at University Circle have teamed up for a joint venture taking 10 students from Cleveland to the Gobi desert to learn about geology, palaeontology and to have a new cultural experience. We've been joined here by 2 Mongolian Montessori students and there teacher. Additionally, our mongolian scientific collaborator is Dr. Badamgarov from the Palaeolab in Ulaanbaatar, and I've invited Dr. David Evans from the Royal Ontario Museum and his new Ph.D. student, Caleb Brown, to join us.

Here are a few photos I can squeeze out before the batteries fail- I'll post full labels later.

Dr. Evans at the main square in UB,

The Mongolian National Museum

Dr, Evans talking dinos in the musuem.

Our guide, Anand from Nomadic Expeditions with Whit.

Tarbosaurus skull.

Some photos from our evening of cultural education in UB,

Dr. Badamgarov explains the Flaming Cliffs.

(above) Students explore the Flaming Cliffs.