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Diorama of a mastadon at Big Bone Lick

Diorama of a Mastodon


Educational Packages

The Friends of Big Bone have created two educational packages for use in a classroom setting. Both curriculums tie together several disciplines and the prehistoric and historic lives of animals and humans at Big Bone Lick. The lessons also engage students with hands-on activities that lead to an understanding of why animals and humans have sought out the salt springs for thousands of years.

Friends of Big Bone education packages meet all KERA standards for classroom use. Current units of study are:

  • From Big Bone Lick to the Pacific Ocean: Following the Trail of Lewis and Clark funded by the Friends of Big Bone

  • Mary Ingles : Among the Bones: funded by the Friends of Big Bone.

A third educational package, which also follows the same curriculum design, includes a chapter on the Big Bone Lick Area. This package was created through and by the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board.

  • Boone County: River Born, Kentucky Bred: a fourth grade curriculum funded by the Boone County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Heritage Council

Educational Package

Educational Package


The “Make your own Mastodon” is an example of one of our hands-on activities. Use the link below to download your own Mastodon cut-out.


Make your own Mastodon

Make your own Mastodon.pdf
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