Resuming late January in SEPL: become a fossil hunter and help discover how communities have changed through time. Experience what it is like to be a paleontologist, finding and identifying new specimens. You will be picking 3,000- to 30,000-year-old fossil specimens from rock matrix that has been brought back from Natural Trap Cave, WY. These specimens are part of research project that is examining how the community of species living around Natural Trap Cave has changed since the extinction of the cheetahs, lions, dire wolves, mammoths, camels, horses, and other megafauna that used to live in North America.
You are welcome to participate anytime that is convenient, with no commitment necessary. All are welcome, so bring your friends! For more information or to be added to a mailing list, contact Sívia Pineda-Muñoz (email@example.com) or Jenny McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: data gathered during your participation in Fossil Wednesday will be included in research papers.