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Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 11

Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Geology activities

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to '2017 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Geology Building at the northeast corner of the university quad. Admission is free.

USU Geology Building

USU's 2017 Rock-n-Fossil Day takes place in the Geology Building on campus. Activities include tours of the USU Geology Museum and a 'fossil dig.’ All ages are welcome.

Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2017 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Geology Building on campus. Admission is free.

“We welcome the community to join us for a day of science learning,” says Dave Liddell, geology professor and event coordinator. “We’re offering a variety of engaging activities.”

The day’s activities include tours of the USU Geology Museum, demonstrations of how rocks break and how streams flow, as well as opportunities to view sections of rock under microscopes. Guests are also invited to bring a rock, mineral or fossil for identification by USU geologists.

‘Fossil dig’ activities, along with dinosaur cookies, are provided for young children.

The event takes place in the USU Geology Building, located at the northeast corner of the university Quad. Free parking is available in the surface lot south of Old Main. To access the lot, turn north from 400 North onto Champ Drive at the Huntsman School of Business, proceed west toward Old Main and turn left into the parking lot. Parking is also available in the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North and 850 E. 700 North.

Guests can also ride Cache Valley Transit District Bus Routes 1 and 4 to USU’s Veterinary Science Building on 700 North, and walk a block and a half south, toward the Quad, to the Geology Building.

For more information, contact the Department of Geology at 435-797-1273.

Related Links
USU Department of Geology
USU Geology Museum 
USU College of Science 

Contact: Dave Liddell, 435-797-1261,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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