National Fossil Day — Celebrating Earth Science Week

Source: news.harvard.edu — Saturday, September 17, 2011
Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Wed., Oct. 12, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host the first National Fossil Day on Oct. 12, 2011, during Earth Science Week. National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a variety of hands-on activities with fossils including the amazing prehistoric world of trilobites, dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and other creatures. Discover how fossils form and investigate fossilized bones, teeth, claws, and footprints. Fossil Day is offered as part of Earth Science Week, encouraging people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. Gazette Classification : Classes/Workshops, Education, Environmental Sciences, Exhibitions, Science, Special Events Organization/Sponsor : Harvard Museum of Natural History Cost : $9 adults; $7 senior citizens/students; $6 age 3-18. Contact Info : 617.495.3045; [email protected] More info :  www.hmnh.harvard.edu… …

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