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Outbound: 21st Annual Erie County Earth Science Day

For over 20 years, Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Preserve (ranked as the number one fossil park in the US) has been hosting an Erie County Earth Science Day event. The free family-friendly event is a great way to interact with local organizations that help to safeguard the future of planet earth’s fragile ecological environments, by teaching people about the “physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere.”

This special day is dedicated to earth science, which, as we all should know, is vastly important especially in this day and age when the planet faces such grave perils from pollution, habitat destruction, the eradication of species, and so forth.

“Erie County Earth Science Day teaches us about our home planet through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. There is no charge for admission. And, thanks to a generous donor, the first 210 children to arrive will receive a complimentary fossil collecting trowel,” said Philip J. Stokes, PhD and Executive Director Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie.

  • Exhibitors include The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Reinstein Woods Nature Reserve, and SUNY Buffalo Geology
  • The Cass Project will host an Eco-Print workshop and will facilitate tours of the newly-installed trilobite labyrinth
  • Earth Dimensions will offer a drill dig demonstration
  • Lloyd Taco Truck will be the lunch vendor
  • Fossil collecting and scavenger hunts will take place throughout the day
  • For those over 21 there will be complimentary wine tasting by Ten Thousand Vines

This free event is made possible by generous sponsors including Erie County, The Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, Applus Services, The Buffalo Zoo, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY.

21st Annual Erie County Earth Science Day @ Penn Dixie

Saturday October 6, 2018

9 am to 4 pm

Rain or shine

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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