Bullock’s Budding Scientists Dig the Fossil Park

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Dorothy L. Bullock School Principal Rich Taibi wants all of his students to have the opportunity to explore science. (His school boasts a STEM lab as well as a school garden.) That’s why he was especially receptive to teacher Laure Budney’s idea to take all of the school’s students to the fossil park.

Budney is a second-grade teacher at Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro. She collaborated with Sharon Lawrence, special assistant to the director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University, to plan fossil park field trips for every “Bullock” student.  

Students had fun digging for fossils and learning more about the park’s previous, prehistoric inhabitants. While children didn’t find dinosaurs, many found shark’s teeth, oyster shells, clam shells, bacterial “poop,” and rocks that are said to be more than 65 million years old! The trip just might have inspired the next generation of Glassboro scientists!

Pictured: Glassboro second graders Emmalyn Soucy and Jaxon Redondo discovered prehistoric treasures at Dorothy L. Bullock School’s fall field trip to the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. Teacher Laure Budney collaborated with Sharon Lawrence, the park director’s special assistant, to plan field trips for every class at “Bullock.”


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