Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A short list of events for National Fossil Day.

Alabama Museum of Natural History will have a free National Fossil Day event today, Wednesday, Oct 16 from 4-6 pm.
The University of Montana Paleontology Center invites you to celebrate the 4th annual National Fossil Day.  The event kicks off with a lecture by Dave Trexler, of the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center and is followed by fossil identifications, movies, tours, activities for kids ~12 & under.

The special event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York will help students understand how studying fossils teaches us about the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes. Activities explore fossil formation, extinction theories, and fossil diversity.

Cincinnati has made a week of it. Paleontologists young and old will really dig this week-long celebration filled with fossil and dinosaur activities. Plus, meet real paleontologists on Saturday, October 19!

University of Washington has planned National Fossil Day events at the Burke Museum.

The University of Montana Paleontology Center will host free events from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, including tours, fossil identification and kids’ activities.

The Field Museum has hundreds of fossils in their collection. Field Museum scientists will be out in the Museum sharing some of their favorite fossils, highlights from their research, and other wonders from their collections. 

 The Ohio State University will host a fossil-related public event on Thursday, Oct 17, and The Paige Museum has already hosted their event last Saturday.

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