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Kids get to hunt for fossils in northeast Iowa

August 24, 2018

WEST UNION, Iowa — The Fayette County Take A Kid Outdoors chapter is hosting its annual “Rocks and Fossils” day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Gouldsberg Park in the northwestern part of the county.

Kids can learn about geodes, how fossils were created, the difference between sandstone and limestone, plus find their own samples in the park’s stream.

This is free and families are welcome. Dress to be wet and dirty. A light lunch is included.

Guest presenters will be Dr. Kata McCarville, associate professor of Geosciences at Upper Iowa University, and Bruce Fink, longtime area rock collector.

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