Falls of the Ohio State Park is hosting its annual Digging the Past event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the yard outside its Visitor Center. Learn about fossils, minerals, and archaeology with a variety of programs.
Here’s what’s happening:
- Explore refreshed Silurian and Devonian fossil piles courtesy Irving Materials, Inc. New minerals will be added.
- Hike around an outer fossil bed at 9:30 a.m. Trek is for those 12 and older.
- Walk in guided hikes on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Talk with a roving naturalist who will help you interpret the fossil beds.
- Create an “egg carton” rock collection, or participate in craft activities like weather rocks and pet rocks.
- Participate in hands-on activities from the Indiana Geological & Water Survey.
- Discover Ordovician fossil collecting with Spencer County (Kentucky) Tourism.
- Learn about archaeology tools, resources, and more with Cathy Draeger-Williams from the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA).
- Get your fossils identified and find new ones with the Kentucky Paleontological Society.
- Dig “artifacts” in one of the archaeological mini-mock dig stations.
The park’s Interpretive Center will offer reduced admission of $7 per person during the event. Parking is $2.
Falls of the Ohio State Park (on.IN.gov/fallsoftheohio) is at 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, 47129.
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Media contact: Alan Goldstein, interpretive naturalist, 812-280-9970 ext. 403 or agoldstein@dnr.IN.gov.