Scientists study pygmy mammoth skull from Channel Islands National Park

Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Last fall, researchers in California began the painstaking process of cleaning a pygmy mammoth skull discovered in Channel Islands National Park. The 15,000-year-old intact skull could reveal crucial information about how species in the past handled changing environments and demonstrates that exciting archaeological discoveries are still being made.

Produced by Jade Bobeda, Allicia Dean, Ty Koslowski and Keala Naipo, students at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Bernadine Judson. Mentor support provided by Peggy Pico of PBS SoCal and Nsikan Akpan of PBS NewsHour.