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First Annual National Fossil day

published Sep 20, 2010 9:59am

October 13 2010

Time travel is in your future! The National Park Service and AGI are collaborating to kick off the first annual National Fossil Day during Earth Science Week 2010. On Wednesday, October 13, you and your students can participate in events and activities taking place across the country at parks, in classrooms, and online.

Ever look at a fossil and see into the past? Know what fossils can tell you about climate change? Understand why paleontologists protect the locations where fossils are found? National Fossil Day resources and activities help you answer these questions, celebrating the scientific and educational value of fossils, paleontology, and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

Look for fossil-themed activities in the Earth Science Week 2010 Toolkit. And check out National Park Service educational resources online at http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/park_highlights.cfm. For more information and events near you visit http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/.

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