October 16

National Fossil Day logo Photo Credit: U.S. National Park Service.

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National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day spotlights the unique ways in which fossils are clues to the world’s history. It was organized in 2010 to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

National Fossil Day is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and by the American Geological Institute. In the United States, fossils can be found at more than 230 national park areas around the country.

Learn more about dinosaurs and fossils with some of these Science NetLinks lessons:

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