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May 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cove Point Lighthouse

3500 Lighthouse Blvd
Lusby, MD 20657
410-326-2042, ext. 8083
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Fossil Field Experience

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Discover the fossils at Cove Point and delve into their mysteries. Expand your knowledge on fossils: their location, recognition, and the valuable insights they provide into our history. This program welcomes adults and children aged 8 and above, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Meet CMM educators at Cove Point Lighthouse at 9 a.m. for a program on local Miocene fossils. The leader will provide a brief lesson on how to identify fossilized shell, bone, and shark teeth. After the lesson, you will spend time exploring the beach until approximately 11:30 a.m. to search for fossils. Following the fossil collection, you will work with a museum educator to identify any fossils you found. The program will conclude at noon. 

It is recommended that you wear appropriate clothing for beachcombing, including water shoes, and bring a change of clothes. If you have any sifters or other tools for fossil hunting, you are encouraged to bring them. Please remember to bring your own water bottles as there is no drinking water source at the program site. Consider pairing your visit with the Calvert Marine Museum for an enhanced experience.

Registration required.

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