Check out this video by the lead interpreter at the Florissan Fossil Beds National Monument--Jeff Wolin.
Celebrate the wonderful diversity of fossils as clues for understanding the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes; Promote the understanding that fossils are non-renewable resources and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations amd highlight the science-based management of fossils on public lands.
There is a special National Fossil Day art and photography contest to celebrate the third annual National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is Wednesday, October 17, 2012, during Earth Science Week. The theme for this contest is “Careers in Paleontology.
Please see below for contest guidelines:
Who can enter? The National Fossil Day Art & Photography contest is open to U.S. residents of any age. Entries will be judged by a panel of National Fossil Day partners and paleontologists.
1. An original copy of the artwork. Each piece must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
2. Your personal information, printed on either the back of your artwork or on a separate sheet attached to your artwork:
- First and last name (as it appears on your entry form)
- Age of artist
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- E-mail addres
Click here to get your entry form
5. All mailed entries and entry forms must be sent to:
National Fossil Day 2012 Art & Photography Contest
American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
• 8 years old or younger
• 9 to 13 years old
• 14 to 18 years old
• 19 years old or above
Examples of last year's winners:
|9 to 13 year old entry, first place|
|5 to 8 year old entry, first place|
|14 to 18 year old entry, firt place|