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Mazon Creek Fossil Tour New Collectors Day


815-220-1848 x. 1836
Dates: Now
Times: 12:30PM-7:00PM
Location: Mazon Fossil Beds, IL

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds (on private property).

The adventure involves picking fossils at the site of the original mid-1800s discoveries along the Mazon Creek, including ferns and horsetails. Everyone will have specimens to take home to remember the day. Sign up soon as these events sell out quickly. New Collectors Day - Sunday, August 22 12:30 pm - 7 pm $150/person This event will host people new to collecting and include an overview fossil talk, a hay ride to the river, fossil picking with a guide, show-and-tell fossil time with cocktails, an alfresco farm fresh dinner, and an optional swim in the pool. Families will also be welcomed. All proceeds will go to the Canal Corridor Association to help preserve I & M Canal history, protect its environment, and create tourism. For reservations call Ana at (815)220-1848 x1836

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