The Winona State University Geoscience Department will celebrate National Fossil Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Science Laboratory Center (SLC) Atrium.

Visitors will be able to touch real dinosaur bones and bring their own fossils to be identified, and will learn about fossils and the research taking place in WSU’s fossil prep laboratory. The event will also highlight what fossils reveal about the history of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

This event is free and open to the public.

National Fossil Day was established by the National Park Service in 2010 to promote the scientific and educational value of fossils. The event is celebrated nationwide by a variety of museums, universities, institutions, and other groups by joining together to celebrate fossils.

For more information, contact W. Lee Beatty at

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