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Mazon Fossil Creek Tour New Collectors Day
August 22, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm$150
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 in Grundy County).
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.
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.
The cost is $150 per person. Sign up soon as these events sell out quickly.