National Fossil Day 2020 Programs

three fossils against a gray background. from left to right: a trilobite on green rock, fossil fern on rust-colored rock, a clam-like shell on white rock

Videos will premier on Grand Canyon National Park's Facebook Page on National Fossil Day - October 14, 2020

  • The evening program will be presented between 5 - 7:15 pm, Arizona Time (Pacific Daylight Time)
  • During each premiere, paleontologists will be present in a live chat to answer any questions you may have
  • If you miss a premiere, the video will continue to be available at the link displayed below

Event Sponsors: Grand Canyon National Park, University of New Mexico, National Science Foundation


Visit to a Marine Fossil Bed: 10 am (PDT)

Join a ranger-led virtual visit to a 270-million-year-old marine fossil bed:

Ice Age Fossils and Trilobites: 12 noon (PDT)

A behind-the-scenes look within the park’s Museum Collection to examine Ice Age fossils and trilobites.

Special Evening Program: 5 - 7:15 pm (PDT)

“The Oldest Fossils in Grand Canyon" by Susannah Porter, University of California Santa Barbara
“Clues to Change – Fossils and Minerals” by James Hagadorn: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
“The Oldest Vertebrate Footprints in Grand Canyon” by Steve Rowland, University of Nevada Las Vegas
“Paleozoic Fossils of Grand Canyon” by Anne Miller, Grand Canyon National Park

An Overview of Grand Canyon Fossils >

View the Complete Schedule of GeoFest 2020 Video Programs > Earth Science Week: October 11-17, 2020

Last updated: October 14, 2020

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