U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

04/16/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/16/2024 22:35

Second Year Fossil ID Workshop Another Success

On April 13, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery held another Fossil ID workshop....and it ROCKED! Last year's event was such a success, that after it was over, staff immediately started planning for another. This year's workshop was very well-attended, with lots of new faces. The addition of children's activities made the workshop fun and inviting for all ages. With over 40 in attendance, adults and children both were engaged and learning during the workshop.

Adults listened to Dr. David Meyer, Professor of Geology at University of Cincinnati, give a presentation about fossils. After the slide show, he then identified fossils that were brought in by participants. This led to some time for questions to be answered by Dr. Meyer. Children that attended dug for fossils in the classroom, made fossil rubbings, and colored fossil pictures. Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Vice President Shevawn Foley read fossil related books to the children, and brought a dinosaur puppet as an added treat. It was a fun and informative day for all!