Mission Statement – To be “The Place To Go” to teach and learn about fossils and fossil collecting.
*Collaboration -Contribute anything you find on-topic and want to share. Especially the hobbyist aspect.
What We Do:
*Display informative articles, videos, pictures, and links about fossils, fossil collecting, paleontology,and even archeology.
*On-topic K-12 lesson plans, how-tos, art work, and humorous “anythings” .
*Let us know what you need for school and we will do our best to get that for you as well.
What You Do:
*Fun ways to get people of all ages involved in dinosaurs, ancient animals, plants , and even humans. Please include humorous on-topic cartoons, swag, or personal pictures!
* Write articles about your hunts and findings in the field. Pass on your wisdom.
*Lesson plans for all ages and basic school information would be appreciated.
*Share links about places to see great fossils in your state or country and we will share them here. We originate in Texas so Texas Links will show up at times.
Ex) Colorado Links Ex) Canadian Links
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National Fossil Day- October 13, 2020
National Fossil Day is important because, as humans, we protect what we find special and valuable. National Fossil Day occurs on Wednesday of the 2nd full week of October as part of Earth Science Week. This special day is meant to promote greater awareness and appreciation for the value of fossils in our lives and promote the science of paleontology in education.
The National Park Service and the American Geoscience Institute invite paleontologists and park rangers to discuss fossils found on public lands at special events nation-wide on that day. Every year is different. There is also an art contest each year for the creative population. The winner’s artwork represents the badge or patch for National Fossil Day of the next year.
Remember it is illegal to take fossils from state and national parks as well as private land unless given permission. Photographs are a good thing.
Updates and additions are always being done on this site. Please check-in as often as possible.