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Posted on: April 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] SEARCH FOR FOSSILS AND LEARN ABOUT YOUR FINDS

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April 9, 2015
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SEARCH FOR FOSSILS AND LEARN ABOUT YOUR FINDS
Fossil Field Experience at the Calvert Marine Museum

Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that the largest exposed seam of Miocene fossils in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beach comber finds fossilized shark teeth millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural resource, and what it can teach you about our prehistoric past.

The Fossil Field Experience programs are Saturdays, May 9, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 24. The program begins at the Cove Point Lighthouse at 9:00 a.m. with a trained guide where participants learn how to find and identify fossils. Enjoy time on the beach until 11:30 a.m. Lunch is on your own – bring a bag lunch or eat at one of the many local restaurants. At 1:00 p.m., meet the guide back at the Calvert Marine Museum to discuss your 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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Press Contact: Traci Cimini - ciminita@co.cal.md.us or call 410-326-2042, ext. 62

The 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. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always 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 and follow us on Twitter.

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