Teens from across Virginia got hands on experience from the experts today.
More than 150 students from the Governor's school program visited the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
They made molds of 14,000-year-old fossils and worked with the museum's powerful electron microscope.
The students say the program gives them a deeper look into Virginia's history.
"Here we're looking at stuff and we are able to touch it, feel it, and have it in our hands. That's a really great experience as opposed to just seeing it," Governor's school student Nick Atanascio said.
The students are staying at Lynchburg College until the end of the month as part of the Governor's school summer camp.