This October 9th-14th, Stonerose is hosting its 3rd Annual National Fossil Day (NFD) event. The program will include painting a geologic timeline on part of Kean Street, scientific presentations, and fun hands on activities designed by the scientists. Everyone is welcome to attend the special events free of charge. Schools and colleges from around the state have been invited to take part in celebrating NFD at Stonerose. To find the schedule, location, and times of events please visit our calendar page.
Scientists will be arriving Wednesday October 9th and staying throughout the event. Our goal is to promote and enhance science education in order to broaden public knowledge and allow casual networking with the scientific community. As you can see by the lineup below, the scientists are coming from around the nation, and will be presenting on diverse topics
- Dr. Bruce Archibald, paleoentomologist – Simon Fraser University
*Republic Fossil Insects: current research
- Dr. Rolf Mathews, paleobotanist – Simon Fraser University
*The Quilchena Fossil Site: Good things in a small package
- Dr. Melanie DeVore, paleobotanist – Georgia College and State University
*She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore and more: why Ammonites “twist” our imagination
*Why drop your Leaves? What Republic fossils tell us about the origin of temperate trees
- Dr. Deborah Freile, geologist-New Jersey City University
- Professor George Mustoe, paleobotanist & geologist – Western Washington University
*Wading ancient waters: the geologic history of Stonerose Lake
*Washington fossil footprints: Tracking birds and beast of a bygone era
- Professor Bill Richards, geologist-North Idaho College
* Gigapixel technology used for paleontolological and field research
- Rosalie Faubion – CHREST Museum in Kennewick
- Madilane Perry-local archeologist – Ferry County Historical Society
*Ferry County Railroad history presentations
Due to the magnitude of presenters participating this year, we are asking local residents, business, and partners for donations. Our needs are as follows:
- Gift basket items for each presenter (gift certificates to local restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, area T-shirts, hats, etc.).
- Lodging sponsors for 1-5 nights, (adopt a scientist or school-up to 20 students overnight) .
- Funding for event expenses (donations in any amount are greatly appreciated).
If you are interested in donating, or if you have questions please call or email Clementine at Stonerose: (509) 775-2295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your donations help to bring events like this…..Contact us for more information. National Fossil Day is promoted by the National Park Service and you can find events throughout the country.