The overarching goal of the MCBONES Research Center Foundation is to see the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site developed into a local/regional paleoenvironmental research center serving as an outdoor classroom and laboratory for K‐12 students, teachers, and community volunteers.

The current goals are:

1) To excavate and study, under the guidance of regional Ice Age research specialists, the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site, as a mechanism to teach and train teachers and students in the scientific methods used by paleontologists, geologists, and paleoecologists.

2) To spark interest in scientific methods and inquiry in the general school population.

If you come across a technical term or two that you aren't familiar with, check out our Glossary for descriptions/explanations.

Research at Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site frequently is compiled in authoritative scientific papers and presentations. Check out our Bibliography for selected citations.