The Mammoth Site believes that museums are essential education institutions that play a key role in developing important life skills such as critical thinking, self-direction, and communication. By studying the past and how the mammoths and other Pleistocene fauna became extinct, we can address other important regional, national, and global paleontological issues such as the potential extinction of modern elephants and other fauna and the impact their loss would have on our world.
The Mammoth Site is the only late Ice Age facility of its kind in North America and has become a valuable educational resource for students of all ages; not only in the United States but the entire world. Paleontology research done at The Mammoth Site offers a unique multidisciplinary educational opportunity to our visiting patrons and students.
“There will never be more mammoths, they are extinct. If we do not take care of their remains today, they will not be here tomorrow.”
- Monica Bugbee, Preparator—The Mammoth Site