Inspired by the presence of expert “Boneman”, Lee Post, we, the AmeriCorps staffers, thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to collect and clean a skull! Under Lee’s patient tutelage we hoped to learn the process of collecting, flensing and cleaning the skull so that it could join our educational collection of skeletons (used for school groups and the public).
|Feeling a bit daunted by the sheer size of the animal (as well as by the SMELL)|
|Lee and I warily letting the steam escape before we dumped the stew|
|The skull prior to rinsing|
|Preparing the hydrogen peroxide solution while Lee fishes out the skull|
|Heather hosing off the skull |
Three cheers for skulls much thanks to Lee Post for helping us through the whole process!
Natural History Exhibit Education Coordinator