Pine Street Web Site Program- These fifth grade students were part of a school program to create a web site for Pine Street School in Bishop, California. Spearheaded by Mr. Wally Coleman, a fifth grade teacher, the "Our Town" web site project was created by fifth grade students. It encompasses and describes some of the unique features in and around Bishop, California.
The students in this photo chose to prepare a section of their web page on petroglyphs or "rock art" that exists on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management around Bishop. Located in the Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), these rock carvings were made by prehistoric American Indians who occupied the area. Many of the petroglyphs are patterned etchings made in a soft volcanic rock type that overlays the area. The exact meaning of the petroglyphs are unknown, although some archeologists think the carvings may be related to hunting rituals since game trails are found near the petroglyph sites. The fifth graders worked with local BLM scientists to sketch and photograph the petroglyphs for their web page submission.