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Mazon Creek Fossil Tour Experienced Fossil Collector Days

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. Experienced Fossil Collector Days, Saturday and Sunday August 28 & 29 12:30pm-7pm $150/person Saturday will include 4 hours on the river followed by cocktails and appetizers. Sunday will include an overview fossil talk, 3 hours on the river, and cocktails, appetizers, and dinner. 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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