Many thanks to our volunteers!
Matt Perry was a science teacher for many years at the Berkwood Hedge School in Berkeley; he frequently brought his students to the UCMP on field trips. He now teaches English as a Second Language at the Berkeley Adult School. This summer, he and Danny perused the collections and took photographs of many of the specimens. Matt was really drawn to the local fossils: the mammoths, mastodons and ground sloths unearthed during excavations for BART train tunnels and Bay Bridge pylons. "Local fossils are interesting because most people don't think of the Bay Area in terms of exotic fossils," Matt says. "I hope they dig some more tunnels and find some more cave bears and ground sloths!"
Many of Matt and Danny's photos will be featured on the UCMP website in the coming months be sure to check out the UCMP blog! Also, look for their photos on flickr our flickr member name is UCMP.
Danny Anduza photo by Jennifer Skene