Tate Celebrates Fossil Day on October 10

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

The Tate Geological Museum will celebrate the Sixth Annual National Fossil Day on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum.

“While the actual National Fossil Day is on October 14, we thought that we would celebrate on a weekend this year, which we hope will allow for even more people to celebrate with us,” said Patti Finkle, director of museums at Casper College.

The popular “Fossil Road Show” will return and give attendees the opportunity to bring rocks and fossils and have them evaluated and identified by Casper College geology instructors. Other events will include “games, tours, face painting, and fossil-related activities such as the shark tooth hunt, panning for minerals, and fossil postcard making. In addition, children can take home their very own dino skull mini dig kit,” noted Finkle.

The National Fossil Day open house is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The Tate Geological Museum is located on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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