Victoria College's Geology Department recently purchased eight replica skulls from Skulls Unlimited thanks to a $4,914 grant from the Dow Chemical Company.
The replicas are of alligators, crocodiles and the extinct saber-toothed cat and short-faced bear.
“The crocodilian skulls allow the students to look at radiation events like evolution and natural selection,” said Matt Weiler, Victoria College geology instructor. “They are also able to see the specializations in the teeth, whether it’s a reptile or a mammal. We are extremely thankful for Dow Chemical making these extraordinary resources available to our students.”
“At Dow, we’re always looking for great ways to support our partner, Victoria College,” said Whitney Bolger, Dow communications manager. “STEM education is a critical part of preparing the workforce of tomorrow, and these skulls will bring the curriculum in this class to life.”
Photo caption: Pictured from left are Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs; Matt Weiler, geology instructor; David Hinds, VC president; Whitney Bolger, Dow communications manager; Wes Heinlein, Dow site director; and Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director.