I recently read in the Tribune, as a part of one of Bill Coate’s informative Madera area history articles, that 100 years ago, the week of July 17, 1912, the feasibility of making the San Joaquin River navig
Duane Furman, Ed.D., is the retired founding superintendent of Madera Unified School District. He remains active in civic and environmental affairs, and conducts this column twice a month for The Madera Tribune.
At the Fossil Discovery Center we are building a house that would have been used by the local Native American tribe, the Yokuts. We are making it as authentic as possible.
Blake Bufford, manager of the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, invests much time in adding to knowledge about the many aspects of the site and its history.
Good news. Tuesday, May 29, the final Master Plan and Environmental Review meeting was held in the evening at Children’s Hospital of Central California overlooking the San Joaquin River.
The Fossil Discovery Center is hosting field trip students, their teachers and some parents every day; lots of them arriving from quite an area.
Perhaps you have decided to invest a bit of your time, on call, helping clarify nature and science to field trip students at the Fossil Discovery Center.
It would be interesting to survey visitors to the Fossil Discovery Center and discover which of the numerous exhibits, models, fossils, digs and tours created the most interest or added most to the knowledge