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Ohio State's National Fossil Day

Dinosaurs, trilobites, children, OH MY! The Orton Geological Museum hosted the its first ever National Fossil Day event on October 16, 2019. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Park Service held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. This special celebration not only celebrated National Fossil Day but also the 1-year anniversary of the installation of Cryolophosaurus ellioti. Over 600 attendees from all over the state of Ohio joined museum staff and student volunteers for a night of paleontology themed activities, and a talk by Dr. David Elliot on his famous dinosaur discovery. Brutus Buckeye even made an appearance in honor of National fossil Day! The Orton Geological Museum Staff, Dr. Loren Babcock, Dale Gnidovec, Dr. Jill Leonard-Pingel, Prescott Vayda, Casey Saup, and event architect Molly Hunt are very pleased with the attendance and look forward to next year’s celebration of National Fossil Day!


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