Category: Geology

Amherst College Science Center

Beneski’s Not-So-Hidden Gem? Dino Tracks

Two gray rock slabs mounted vertically on a beige wall. Each slab has footprint evidence. The left shows the impression, the right shows the natural cast.

By Nora Lowe Beneski Natural History Museum is a treasure trove that houses skeletons, minerals, and even meteorites. However, Beneski’s hidden gem is past the picturesque mammoth skeleton, down the stairs, and around the corner, where an unassuming room actually boasts one of the world’s largest collections of fossil dinosaur tracks. As the Museum Educator,…

ASN Autocomplete Interview with Professor Rachel Bernard

In this installation of the ASN Autocomplete Interview series, we asked Professor Rachel Bernard of the Geology Department the College’s burning questions, such as: What does Professor Bernard research? How did she meet her partner? What is her favorite book? Watch the video to find out!…