Saurday is Geology Day, bring your fossils for ID at FOCM

October is Earth Science Month, and in keeping with that timeframe, The Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) will host an afternoon with a fossil specialist and three geologists!

Kenny Bader will present a 30-minute program on fossils beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Bader is the Manager of the Osteological Prep Lab a part of the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

At 1:45 p.m., three geologists from the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center, Frank Caramanica, PhD; Charles Beierle MA, and Billy Hutson BSEE, will give a 30-minute presentation on our local geology. With their presentation, we all will be more educated as to why our town was named MARBLE Falls and not LIMESTONE Falls!

Immediately following the Geology presentation, all four men will be available to identify fossils and rocks that the public has collected and wants identified.

FOCM regular hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum is located at 2001 Broadway Street. Visit FOCM’s website at www.fallsmuseum.org or email us at focmuseumchair@gmail.com. The telephone number is 830-798-2157.

As always, admission to the museum is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!
 

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