Late last year, Maryland's Prince George's County got
a new dinosaur park
—a Cretaceous-age site which will continue to fuel the work of scientists and
educate the public
about the prehistory of the state. To help celebrate the establishment of this park, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has just opened
the exhibit "Dinosaurs in Our Backyard,"
a few of the fossils
from the park and the role amateur collectors can play in helping professional paleontologists better understand the life of the past. The exhibit case can be seen in the first floor fossil halls.