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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Fossils of Rhode Island

Where

Museum of Natural History

When

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Time

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Overview

Some of Rhode Island's greatest hidden treasures are the fossils found within its borders. Few think of Rhode Island or New England in general as being rich in fossils. Connecticut and Massachusetts do have their dinosaurs, in Vermont and Maine there are areas teeming with ancient marine life, but the Ocean State is rich in Carboniferous flora like nowhere else in New England. We'll start on the ancient shores of Avalonia, travel to Coal Age swamps, and finish with the retreat of the last sheets of ice.

Description

Fossils of Rhode Island
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Some of Rhode Island's greatest hidden treasures are the fossils found within its borders. Few think of Rhode Island or New England in general as being rich in fossils. Connecticut and Massachusetts do have their dinosaurs, in Vermont and Maine there are areas teeming with ancient marine life, but the Ocean State is rich in Carboniferous flora like nowhere else in New England. We'll start on the ancient shores of Avalonia, travel to Coal Age swamps, and finish with the retreat of the last sheets of ice.

Program fee per session:
$3 per adult (includes museum admission)/free for museum members. Pre-registration required. Call 401.680.7248 or email info@musnathist.com to register.