Happy National Fossil Day!

by Anonymous on Oct. 17th, 2012

National Fossil Day artwork: My winning entry in this year's National Fossil Day Art & Photography Contest.
National Fossil Day artwork: My winning entry in this year's National Fossil Day Art & Photography Contest.Courtesy Mark Ryan
National Fossil Day is finally here. The official website calls it "a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value."

I'm a big fossil fan year round but I'm particularly happy today because I won first place in the NFD's Art & Photo Contest! The theme this year was "Careers in Paleontology". My entry, pictured at right, is a nod to paleoart and features a new "dinosaur" species (Bryocrinoidosaurus decorahi) created using invertebrate fossils found in Minnesota. You can view all the winning entries here.

National Fossil Day is planned and promoted by the National Park Service through partnerships with professional organizations, government agencies, and other science-related groups such as the American Geosciences Institute, the National Earth Science Teachers Association and the Paleontological Research Institution.

The Science Museum of Minnesota celebrates National Fossil Day this coming Saturday, October 20, from 1pm to 4pm. Everyone is invited to join in on the celebration of fossils!

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leeanne little elk says:

i love the science place it rocks

posted on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 5:20pm

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