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Posted on: February 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Guided Fossil Hunts

Summer 2023 (8)

Guided Fossil Hunts

Calling all amateur paleontologists! Come dig up some Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Meet directly at the Poricy Park Fossil Beds for a short orientation before getting right into the fossil beds. An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures.

Dates: 
Sunday, July 23rd 11am-12pm
Tuesday, August 15th 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Sunday, August 27th 11am-12pm
Sunday, September 17th 11am-12pm
Ages: 5 years old - 99
Fee: $5 per participant (R)

Register here starting March 1st, middletownnj.org/signup

Please wear rubber boots or old sneakers, as your feet will get wet. Sandals, flip-flops, and other slip-on footwear are prohibited.

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