Fossil Fridays (formerly Fossil Wednesdays) will begin the second week of the Fall 2022 semester from 2-4 pm. Room information within the ES&T building will be included in emails sent from the mailing list as this may change during the semester:
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. In fact you can drop in or leave anytime within the two hour timeframe. All are welcome, so bring your friends! For more information join our mailing list and/or contact Julia Schap or Jenny McGuire.
Note: data gathered during your participation in Fossil Friday will be included in research papers.
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