Nebraska Ashfall Fossil Beds Program Coming to Lincoln

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Paleontology and Nebraska's Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park will be the focus next week at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.

The Sunday with a Scientist program on March 18 runs from 1:30
to 4:30 p.m. at Morrill Hall.

Visitors can take part in hands-on activities with fossil
specimens and volcanic ash samples. They can talk with
paleontologists who have conducted research at Ashfall and
educators who have conducted programs at the park.

Presenters include Mike Voorhies, who discovered the fossil beds
in 1971.

Ashfall is located about eight miles from Royal, Nebraska.

The park displays three-dimensional skeletons of hundreds of
prehistoric animals, including rhinos, camels and birds. They were
preserved in the area where volcanic ash killed them 12 million
years ago.

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