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(S.D.)-Mammoth Site To Celebrate National Fossil Day

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 10/10/2012 10:52 AM

(Hot Springs)-The U.S. National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host the third annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 17, during Earth Science Week. The mission of National Fossil Day is to celebrate and promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
 
In honor of this new National Fossil Day, the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD will provide many activities for children and adults alike. Since it is a school day, the Site is spreading the word to teachers and home school parents that these special events are available at the Mammoth Site.
 
Prior submissions for the Ice Age art contest will receive prizes, and there will also be a prehistoric antique road show, which will allow patrons to bring rocks and fossils to the museum to be identified by Dr. Larry Agenbroad from 9:30-11:30 and 2:30-4:00. There will also be other activities taking place throughout the day.
 
The Mammoth Site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the last tour at 4:00. For more information: Email; news@mammothsite.org Visit their website at www.mammothsite.org, or call 605-745-6017.
 
(Story courtesy of The Mammoth Site)


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