https://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/national-fossil-day-1 Online event
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
History, Kid Friendly, Virtual & Streaming
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a paleontologist? Celebrate National Fossil Day—an event organized by the National Park Service—with Harvard paleontologists! Take a close look at museum fossils and learn how they are used to help solve mysteries about ancient life. What amazing creatures lived together in ancient oceans? How do fossil tracks, traces, and burrows help us understand how extinct animals lived? How can we reconstruct an animal from just its bones? How did dinosaurs get so big? Bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for kids and families!
3:30–4:30 pm: Meet Karma Nanglu and Meg Whitney
Meet postdoctoral fellow Karma Nanglu and learn how amazing creatures like trilobites and marine worms lived together in ancient ecosystems half a billion years ago. Then, join postdoctoral fellow Meg Whitney to investigate how dinosaurs were able to grow so big and what it is like to be a paleontologist!