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Posted on: April 24, 2018

FOSSIL FIELD EXPERIENCE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 24, 2018

Contact: Traci Cimini, PR/Marketing Manager

410-326-2042, ext. 62 Email: Traci.Cimini@calvertcountymd.gov


Search for Fossils and Learn About Your Finds

Fossil Field Experience at the Calvert Marine Museum

 

SOLOMONS, MD – April 24, 2018 – Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that one of the richest fossil deposits in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beachcomber finds fossilized shark teeth that are millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural resource, and what it can teach about the prehistoric past.

The Fossil Field Experience programs are Saturdays May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, and October 20. The program begins at the Cove Point Lighthouse at 9 a.m. Participants learn how to find and identify fossils with the assistance of a trained expert. Enjoy time on the beach until 11:30 a.m. Bring a bag lunch or eat at one of the many local restaurants. The program continues at 1 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum where participants can discuss fossil finds and explore the Paleontology Hall.

The fee for the Fossil Field Experience is $20 per person, ages 8 and over, and includes museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 x41, or visit the museum’s website at www.bit.ly//FossilFieldExperience.

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Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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