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Fascinating Fossils of the Champlain Valley

Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join renowned Professor Emeritus Nancy Budd as she explains the geology, biology, and ancient ecosystem of the Champlain Valley. After a 45-minute presentation in the Museum's theater, program participants will find and identify fossils in the rock exposures at the historic site. Most fossils in the Champlain Valley are approximately 460 million years old and are remnants of what was once a shallow sea along the edge of the Adirondacks. The climate of the Champlain Valley was subtropical, and the fossils include a diverse group such as sponges, brachiopods, gastropod snails, bivalves, and trilobites and many others. $10

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