September 2015, Volume 19, Number 4

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A Kendall Campus Gem

The Earth Science Museum and Demonstration Center at MDC’s Kendall Campus, better known as “Kendall Rocks,” recently moved into its new digs, dividing its impressive collection into two separate rooms: Room 3151 for its beautiful rocks and minerals, and Room 3167 for its fossils, which include a new, life-size articulated manatee skeleton.

Although the museum was officially established in 2004, the collection had been in the works for decades. More than 30 years ago, MDC Geology Professor Loren D. Wicks traveled the globe collecting rocks from Hawaii, the Swiss Alps and everywhere in between.

Before he passed away in 1987, Wicks donated his collection to Miami Dade College to share with the community. Since then, it has grown to more than 10,000 pieces.

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