Nature Connections: Geology – Rocks & Fossils

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Natural History Society of Maryland


Learn how Earth’s landscape was formed. Bring your rock collection; we’ll help you ID them! Examine our collection of fossils, including poop. Scoop out shark’s teeth. Handle rock specimens.

1:15pm / Presentation: “Geology: Don’t Take This Science For Granite”, by Tiffany VanDerwerker of the Maryland Geological Survey, How does the Earth’s landscape change over time? How do diamonds and other minerals form? Learn about the Earth’s subsurface and dynamic processes in this presentation.

Ongoing from 1-4pm / Stop in at your convenience, stay as long as you’d like!
• Bring your rock collection if you have one – and our experts will help you interpret the story of your rocks! Ask questions and share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
• Examine fossils from the Natural History Society collection and personal collections
• Inspect the diversity of Maryland rocks, handling specimens from various collections
• We’ll have fossil poop! shark, crocodile, dinosaur, turtle, cave bear, and fish.
• Dig for shark’s teeth; take some home as a souvenir
• Create a craft volcano and more activities for children

Each ‘Nature Connection’ features:
— an in-depth presentation by a professional in the science / naturalist field, suited for an adult audience (beginners are welcome!)
— hands-on displays of specimens and artifacts, including taxidermy from our collections – staffed by knowledgeable enthusiasts to help guide your exploration and answer your questions
— live critters for many of the events
— indoor and outdoor activities tailored for families and children, including crafts
— And always, our NHSM professionals are on hand to chat with you and you are invited to browse our natural history collections on permanent display at the Center