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STONEROSE INTERPRETIVE CENTER & EOCENE FOSSIL SITE
Come Find 49 MILLION YEAR OLD Fossils!
STONEROSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY
OCTOBER 9-11, 2015
JOIN STONEROSE FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN, FACINATING FOSSILS
Friday is Kid’s day, when local schools bring their students for kid-centric activities.
Saturday dig for fossils and meet our scientists:
Dr Kathleen Pigg (Arizona University)
Dr. Melanie DeVore (Georgia State College)
Dr. Bruce Archibald (Simon Fraser University).
Sunday wind down with one last dig expedition or a special Guided Dig Event. You might find that unique specimen!
Other Weekend Activities
Our researchers will share current studies with the public:
Friday 5:30-6:30 Republic Senior Center Melanie Devore & Kathleen Pigg
Saturday 7:00-8:00 Carousel Meeting Room Bruce Archibald
Presentations are Free.
Saturday 5-7 pm preceding Dr. Archibald’s presentation: Fundraiser for Stonerose! Social hour, silent auction and dinner ($15)
FOSSIL HUNT AT OUR EOCENE FOSSIL SITE
The public is welcome to visit Stonerose and search for fossils in our Eocene fossil beds. At the time of your visit, the Stonerose staff will explain our rules for digging and how to find fossils. After showing all your finds to the staff for identification, you may keep three fossils per day.
IDENTIFY YOUR FINDS WITH THE STONEROSE GUIDE BOOK! AVAILABLE NOW!
Lisa Barksdale, former Stonerose Curator, and Wes Wehr, former paleobotanist for the Burke Museum, found this amazing lobed Florissantia quilchenensis. This specimen was pictured in the National Geographic magazine in July 2002 in an article titled “The Big Bloom,” because of … Read more