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[DNR] Fossil Identification Days at Falls of the Ohio SP, Dec. 7 and 27
Start Date: 12/7/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 12/27/2013End Time: 12:00 AM
Entry Description
People who have fossils or rocks that they’d like to learn more about can take them to Falls of the Ohio State Park on Dec. 7 and 27 for Fossil Identification Days.

The Dec. 7 event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Dec. 27 event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Park paleontologist Alan Goldstein will help identify rocks and fossils brought in by the public.

The program is sponsored by the Mineral and Fossil Interest Club, whose members will be available with books and other resources to help with identification and demonstrate techniques to clean fossils. Visitors also can learn more about the variety of fossils in our region — from the bug-like trilobites to coal-age tree ferns to the giant wooly mammoth — that span 460 million years.

In addition to fossil identification, on Dec. 7, “Discovering Geodes” will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors can learn how geodes are in Indiana and Kentucky were formed and the variety of crystals inside.

These programs are free with Interpretive Center admission. Admission costs $2 for ages 2-18 or $5 for ages 19 and older.

Falls of the Ohio State Park (dnr.IN.gov/parklake/2984.htm) is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.
Contact Information:
Name: Alan Goldstein
Phone: (812) 280-8689
Email: dnrnews@dnr.in.gov
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