Students At Western Academy Charter School Participate In Fossil Dig

Recently, 35 Western Academy Charter School sixth-grade students and parents participated in a fossil dig at Peace River in Arcadia, Fla.

Students were successful in unearthing ancient shark’s teeth, horse teeth, tapir teeth, and pieces of turtle shell and fish bones. These uncovered fossils ranged from 3 million to 15 million years old.

The students who participated in this exciting and memorable trip were part of the Western Academy Charter School’s paleontology class and school club. The experience was one they will not soon forget. The students already have plans on returning to the dig site for additional fossils in March 2017.

ABOVE: Western Academy students sift through the Peace River looking for fossils during a recent trip.