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Blythe Elementary School Visit La Brea Tar Pits
Twenty-five students from the Club's Blythe Elementary School program enjoyed a day at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Settled on a 23-acre plot of land in the heart of Los Angeles, the Tar Pits and Museum are truly a unique setting. Club Members were treated to a personalized introduction just for them by museum staff and toured the park surrounding the museum. Students were fascinated by the museum's three separate excavation pits, and watched as tar, oil and sulfur bubbled up from what remains of Lake La Brea, where a millennia ago many ice age creature met their fate.
 
After, Club Members toured the museum itself, where paleontologists could be seen excavating the immense blocks of tar recovered from the dry lake bed. Students marveled at the newest addition to the collection, a massive Colombian Mammoth, nicknamed Zed, who stood so tall that it barely reached many of the students knees. Students were able to experience for themselves the great difficulty a trapped animal faced, by trying to remove a metal bar half submerged in tar at one of the museum's exhibits.Thank you to the Lar Brea Tar Pits for a great learning experience!



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