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Investigate Saturday Science Lab (Part 1 of 2-part program)

Morrill Hall activity

10:00 am
Visitors Services, (402) 472-2637,
Have you seen fossils in the Museum? A paleontologist had to excavate, clean, and stabilize those fossils before they went on display! If you want to try being a paleontologist and wonder how long it takes to clean a fossil, join us for this virtual, hands-on experience. You will learn about fossil excavation without worrying about damaging ancient plant and animal remains. We’ll use common tools like a screwdriver to practice our paleontology preparation on “fossil” pottery. Participants will remove matrix surrounding a pottery “fossil” and reassemble the pieces. Museum paleontologist Shane Tucker will host two Zoom sessions to explain the preparation process, demonstrate techniques, provide guidance, and answer questions.

Hands-on kit included (pick up from Morrill Hall gift shop).

Activities and demos hosted via Zoom (Register: $9/member, $11/nonmember)

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