New Mexico Community College, NM Museum of Natural History and
New Mexico Community College, NM Museum of Natural History and NM State Parks Partner to Document One of Largest Dinosaur Tracksites in US
Students to use high-tech imaging equipment to help create improved record of tracksite for scientific analysis and educationALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 11, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Central New Mexico Community College, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and New Mexico State Parks will collaborate on a project to apply state-of-the-art imaging technologies to one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Hundreds of tracks from at least four different species of dinosaurs are exposed at Clayton Lake State Park in northeastern New Mexico.
The Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project will take place April 29 through May 2 and will involve CNM students and faculty, and scientists from New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and New Mexico State Parks. They'll work together on photographing, scanning, mapping and modeling the exposed dinosaur tracks. The goal is to provide a state-of-the-art record of the tracks that is suitable for scientific analysis, education, public exploration and site preservation.
Students in CNM's Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Geographic Information Technology, and Earth & Planetary Science programs will be using photogrammetry (science of taking measurements...