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Twenty Mile Creek

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Free

Collecting at Twenty Mile Creek

Registered Professional Geologist, Robert Langford, will be present at the W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park located on Twenty Mile Creek at the Hwy 45 Bridge near Frankstown, in Prentiss County, Mississippi. Robert will be there on a voluntary basis to help novice fossil collectors, to identify their fossils, and to promote the NMGMS by handing out NMGMS information fliers. Family groups and Home Schoolers are very welcome. Boy Scouts, are you working on a BSA Geology Merit Badge? BSA Geology Merit Badge Forms are available.

Robert’s 2018 summer Saturday schedule will be as follows: June 16 th, July 21th, and August 18th

List of Things to bring:
Families are in for a treat. This site is extremely wet; be prepared to get very wet. The creek bed is rocky and there is some glass and wire. So have the kids wear shoes that they can wear into the water and a swimsuit. They will also need to bring a change of clothes, towel, sun screen, lunch, and water to drink.
You will need sieving screens that can be made from window screening attached to a frame, but many people use kitchen colanders or the screens you get in summer beach sand toys, just something to let the sand and water through so you can sort through the coarse material to find the fossils. Bring a trowel or a scoop and a couple of small plastic
bags or boxes (egg cartons or yogurt cups with lids will do) to keep your fossils safe.

If you need additional direction to the W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park, please contact Robert Langford at rlangford@cobbenv.com.

Editor: Here is a very informative video about this locale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntqiXfD3wBc

Details

Date:
July 21
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Robert Langford
Email:
rlangford@cobbenv.com

Venue

W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park
52 Co Rd 7450
Baldwyn, MS 38824 United States
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