MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.
OBJECTIVES: National Fossil Day events, resources and initiatives will:
Celebrate the wonderful diversity of fossils as clues for understanding the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes;
Promote the understanding that fossils are non-renewable resources and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations;
Highlight the science-based management of fossils on public lands; Encourage paleontologists to participate in outreach activities at local schools, parks, museums and similar settings throughout the United States;
Establish partnerships between professional organizations, government agencies and other groups to promote the scientific and educational values of fossils;
Develop a media strategy for consistent and positive messaging which promotes the objectives of National Fossil Day;
Promote awareness of the paleontological resources, programs, services, and expertise of the National Park Service.
Travel to Gypsum Cave near Las Vegas for this month's National Fossil Day feature article! The cave was long home… https://t.co/4WAkAVhnBj
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