Gray Fossil Site Patch Program

October 5, 2013
Event By: ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site Address: 1212 Suncrest Drive Gray, TN 37615 Email: barberj@etsu.edu Phone: (423) 439-3642
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The Gray Fossil Site Patch Program will be held at the museum on October 5th from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Patch Programs were created for 1st -5th graders. They are $15 and include all activity materials, museum admission, and a keepsake patch. “The Gray Fossil Site Patch Program is a great way to introduce kids to the field of paleontology,” said Sarah Mullersman, education coordinator. “Each child will learn how to properly dig for fossils and how research is conducted in our labs. It is a great opportunity for hands-on experience.” The program includes a tour of the main exhibit, and allows children to excavate on the spoil piles. Participants also do fun and interactive activities, such as “Fossil Prep 101,” which demonstrates how scientists process fossils in prep labs and “Sinkhole in a Cup,” which demonstrates how the fossil site was formed. The ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site continually showcases the 5-million-year-old Gray Fossil Site and its unique ecosystem. Visitors are invited to observe live excavations in May through October, weather permitting. There are also many special events held at the Museum, such as a monthly Speaker Series, “Fossil & Artifact ID Nights” every other month, and many ongoing youth programs. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26. For more information, or to arrange special assistance for persons with disabilities, call (866) 202-6223.

City: Gray, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Northeast

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