Fossil Field Experience
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Saturday September 18
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 sharks teeth millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural resource and what it can teach you about our prehistoric past at the Calvert Marine Museum.

The program begins at the Calvert Marine Museum at 11:00 a.m. with a guided exploration of the newly completed paleontology hall at the museum. This background will help you understand why there are layers in the cliffs, and how it is that we find the fossilized remains of sharks, crocodiles, camels, and whales on our shores. At 1:30 p.m., the program continues at a local beach where a museum interpreter helps participants learn how to find and identify fossils.

For ages 8 and up. $20 per person. Preregistration required.

Sponsoring Gateway: Calvert Marine Museum

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: Yes
Location: Calvert Marine Museum
14150 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, Maryland 20688
Event Contact: Melissa McCormick (410) 326-2042
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