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Big Brook Preserve, New Jersey (Meeting location will be included in confirmation materials.)

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Fossil Hunt Family Field Trip

Saturday Sep 8 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Journey back 70 million years with Ned Gilmore, the Academy’s vertebrate paleontology collection managers, during this family fossil dig at the Big Brook Preserve in New Jersey.

Search for shark teeth and other marine fossils from the Cretaceous. Keep what you find! (Scientifically significant specimens may be retained for the Academy’s paleontology collections.)

This program is open to families with children 7 and older. All participants must arrange their own transportation to the field trip site.

  • September 8, 2012, 10 am–2:00 pm
    (raindate: September 15)
  • Big Brook Preserve, Monmouth County, New Jersey (Meeting location will be included in confirmation materials.)
  • Members: $25 per adult, $20 per children (ages 7-18)
  • Nonmembers: $35 per adult, $30 per children (ages 7-18)
  • Limited to 30 participants.

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