Fla. Museum offers free Finding Florida Fossils program

March 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a free public program, “Finding Florida Fossils,” from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

This family oriented program will educate visitors on where Florida fossils are found, why fossil permits are required and how to get one, and how to identify fossils. Visitors can see fossils from the Florida Museum’s collections, meet museum researchers and representatives from Florida fossil clubs and the Florida Paleontological Society, and “stump the paleontologist” with their own fossil find. Visitors also can enjoy lectures on microfossils, fossil preparation and skeletal mounts, or participate in a variety of activities designed for kids of all ages. Guests can enjoy the award-winning “Hall of Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land” exhibition, which opened in May 2004, or purchase an annual state permit for $5 and start their own fossil collection.

For more information call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277.

Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Kristin Ede