Celebrate National Fossil Day on October 12, 2016

Celebrate National Fossil Day on October 12, 2016
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10/6/2016
 
Alexandria, VA - What's old is new again! Join in celebration of the 7th annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts.
 
On National Fossil Day, scientists and park rangers will share fossil discoveries at special events nationwide and explain the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. National Fossil Day resources and activities celebrate the scientific and educational value of fossils, paleontology, and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. Look for fossil-themed activities and materials in the Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkit (see below). 
 
In honor of the holiday, AGI will participate in events to be held on Saturday, October 15, at The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The program, free and open to the public, will include a sampling of fossils "Wheel of Fossilization" game hosted by AGI—find your organism's fossilization fate! To learn more about National Fossil Day, please see http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/.
 
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Reaching over 50 million people annually, Earth Science Week has been led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community since 1998. Earth Science Week 2016 will be celebrated October 9-15. To learn more, please visit www.earthsciweek.org. To order your Toolkits, please visit www.earthsciweek.org/materials. You may also call AGI Publications to place your order at 703-379-2480.
 
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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
 

 

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