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(Neb)-Hudson Meng Hosting Get Acquainted Community Tour Friday

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/08/2017 11:58 PM
CRAWFORD - The Hudson-Meng bison bonebed Education and Research Center northwest of Crawford invites neighbors, business owners, and tourism partners to attend a Community Tour this Friday morning at 10:00 where staff will debut new educational materials and share general information about the upcoming summer season.

      Site manager Ryan Means says Hudson-Meng and its staff have been working to expand its outreach by creating high quality interpretive products for visitors to enjoy, and he's looking forward to sharing that information with the site's neighbors and the local tourism community.

      Highlighting the Community Tour will be the screening of a new educational film, Unearth the Mystery at Hudson-Meng, but there will also be information about Discovery Agent, a gaming app for youth groups and families, that's a free download for tablets and other mobile devices from Google Play or the iOS App Store.

     Means says Discovery Agent  is completely free to play, and does not require data or WI-FI once it's downloaded, which means it can be played in remote areas without incurring data changes.

    Concluding the Community Tour will be a 45-minute tour of the bone bed by Colton Snyder, a Chadron State College student who is interning this summer with the U-S Forest Service through the GeoCorps - a program of the Geological Society of America

     Hudson Meng, managed by the U-S Forest Service, is one of the most important archaeology and paleontology sites in North America with the bones of more than 500 members of an extinct species of bison as well as artificats from thousands of years of visits by paleo-indians.

     The 3-mile Bison Trail from Hudson Meng to the Toadstool Geologic Park was rated by USA Today as one of the top 10 trails to hike in the spring and appears on many "best of" lists.


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