March 1, 2012 Kent Smith inspires Native American young adults to reach for the stars by digging into their heritage–and a little dirt along the way. Kent Smith was never one to play the race card–and he doesn’t want his students to, either. The associate professor of anatomy at Oklahoma State University Center for Health [...]
Our Mission: "Native Explorers strives to recruit, train, and educate Native Americans in the earth sciences, natural sciences, and biomedical sciences as well as medicine."
-June, 2011 Native Explorers travel to Oklahoma panhandle to dig for dinosaurs and other fossil vertebrates.
Native Exploers collected many fossils in 2011. From the Miocene rock formations, the students collected plant fossils, molluscs (snails and clam shells), fish (gar and sun fish), frog, turtle, bird, lizard, snake, horse (2 different three-toed species), peccary, gomphothere (a tusked, mastodonlike mammal), and rhinoceros.
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