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The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. will be having a Fossil Fright Night on October 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Guests will experience The Mammoth Site in a new way. Flashlight Bonebed Tours, Scary Stations in the Bonebed, the Ice Age Exhibit Hall will feature candy and learning stations with a miniature golf station in the Sharon McLain Classroom.
Admission will be three cans of non-perishable food items per person or $3.52 per person. The food collected that evening will be donated to the local Hot Springs Food Pantry. Money raised will go towards public education at the Site.
Halloween costumes are encouraged. This event will provide a safe, fun and learning environment for children and people of all ages.
This is a great way to spend a night with friends and family so make plans to attend The Mammoth Site Fossil Fright Night, Thursday, October 25, 2018. For more information on this exciting new event call 605-745-6017.

The Mammoth Site Receives $10,000.00 in Grant Award
The Mammoth Site Receives $10,000.00 in Grant Award

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to the BNSF Railway Foundation for the recent grant award of $10,000.00. The grant will be used to help update and create new exhibits at The Mammoth Site.
According to Presston Gabel, Mammoth Site Business Manager, “Through the continued support of the BNSF Railway Foundation and other like-minded Foundations, The Mammoth Site has been able to continue to grow and stay at the forefront of Science Education and Research as it relates to The Mammoth Site and the Black Hills as a whole during the last Ice Age.”
For more information please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

The Mammoth Site received a surprise last month when the new analysis for the new age of the Sinkhole was confirmed as being at least 140,000 years old. The Mammoth Site dates back to the Pleistocene (Ice Age) and so far all of the geochemical dating (such as radiocarbon dating) has indicated that the sinkhole was full of warm water and struggling mammoths about 26,000 years ago. Dr. Jim Mead, Chief Scientist of The Mammoth Site Science Team wanted to take a closer look at assessing the age and finding a more precise date – they wanted to try new technique.
Dr. Steve Holen, a Mammoth Site Science Associate and Board Member has been collaborating with a colleague Dr. Shannon A. Mahan of the US Geological Survey in Denver for a number of years. They have been using OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) dating on some of Holen’s mammoth sites in Nebraska and around the region. So, on January 8, 2016, a group assembled at The Mammoth Site and took a number of samples of sediments to analyze for OSL dating.

New Hours at The Mammoth Site Beginning May 15, 2018
New Hours at The Mammoth Site Beginning May 15, 2018

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. is announcing its new summer hours starting May 15 through August 15, 2018.
The new hours will be 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily and the last tour will be at 7:00 p.m. each day.
For more information, please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 visit The Mammoth Site for free with three non-perishable food items per person.

Enjoy Mother’s Day at The Mammoth Site. Visitors can visit The Mammoth Site for Free, Sunday May 13, 2018 by bringing three non-perishable food items per person. The items that are brought to the Site will be donated to the Hot Springs Food Pantry for KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Join the fun April 27, 2018 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. at The Mammoth Site Casino Night! This fun night helps The Mammoth Site raise funds for the Educational and Research Fund. The funds allow the Site to give free field trips to local schools and reduced prices to schools throughout the United States. Contributions from this fundraiser helped 899 schools from South Dakota and Nebraska visit the Site in 2017, to learn about the Late Ice Age from our working paleontological dig site!

Mammoth changes have been happening at The Mammoth Site over the last few months. The Mammoth Site Admissions and Gift Shop area has transformed in the past two months as staff has been working very hard to complete all of the changes before the summer season begins.
The Admissions Desk is now located towards the front entrance of the Site. The desk used to be in the center of the Gift Shop but now with the new location it creates an inviting atmosphere for our guests.

The Mammoth Site Receives $1,000.00 in Grant Award
The Mammoth Site Receives $1,000.00 in Grant Award

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to the Shopko Foundation for the recent grant award of $1,000.00. The grant will be used to help update and create new exhibits at The Mammoth Site.
According to Presston Gabel, Mammoth Site Business Manager, “Through the continued support of the Shopko Foundation and other like-minded Foundations, The Mammoth Site has been able to continue to grow and stay at the forefront of Science Education and Research as it relates to The Mammoth Site and the Black Hills as a whole during the last Ice Age.”
For more information please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

A collaboration project with The Mammoth Site, the Channel Islands National Park and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History began when a mammoth skull was excavated from the Channel Islands last September.

The Mammoth Site team traveled 1,300 miles last week to meet with its collaborative partners in Santa Barbara, California to discuss the next steps of this process and begin the preservation work that will be done by Mammoth Site Preparator, Monica Bugbee. Monica will spend the next four weeks at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to begin the work of cleaning and preserving the mammoth skull. Read More.

The Mammoth Site Receives $10,000 in Grant Award

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to the Robert and Rita Elmen Foundation for the recent grant award of $10,000.00. The grant will be used to help with updating new exhibits at The Mammoth Site.
According to Presston Gabel, Mammoth Site Business Manager, “Through the continued support of the Robert and Rita Elmen Foundation and other like-minded Foundations, The Mammoth Site has been able to continue to grow and stay at the forefront of Science Education and Research as it relates to The Mammoth Site and the Black Hills as a whole during the last Ice Age.”
For more information please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

The Mammoth Site Receives $170,000 in Grant Award
The Mammoth Site Receives $170,000 in Grant Award

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to the David B. Jones Foundation for the recent grant award of $170,000.00 to be used for naming rights to Theater 1 in The Mammoth Site Learning Center.
According to Presston Gabel, Mammoth Site Business Manager, “Through the continued support of the David B. Jones Foundation and other like-minded Foundations, The Mammoth Site has been able to continue to grow and keep at the forefront of Science Education and Research as it relates to The Mammoth Site and the Black Hills as a whole during the last Ice Age.”
For more information please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).