2018 Dig with the Experts

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Dates:
Saturday May 19: 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday May 20: 9 am to 4 pm
Monday May 21: TBD

Cost:
Saturday May 19: Members $25, non-members $30
Sunday May 20: Members $15, non-members $20
Saturday & Sunday: Members $30, non-members $40 – SAVE $10
Monday May 21: TBD

Ticket sales will begin in January 2018. Pre-register here and we’ll contact you as soon as tickets are on sale.

Join us for our signature event — Dig with the Experts! This is our very popular and yearly opportunity to unearth the best, most complete, and most unexpected fossils at Penn Dixie. We’ll have equipment do the heavy lifting and scientific experts on site to help with locating and identifying the best fossils. You’ll have to do your share of splitting and digging, of course, but you’re guaranteed to find something cool and interesting.

Expert volunteers will lead the dig in a freshly excavated section of the Lower Windom Shale and will demonstrate how to find trilobites, cephalopods, fish remains, brachiopods, corals, wood, and many of the other fossils that can be found at Penn Dixie.

A food truck will join us with a full lunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.

But, wait — there’s more! ‘Paleo’ Joe Kchodl will once again join us for a special science talk the evening before the dig. Paleo Joe will present: Dinosaur: CSI at on Friday May 18 at 6:30 pm in the Gateway Building Auditorium, 3556 Lakeshore Road in Blasdell, NY. This family-friendly presentation is FREE for Penn Dixie members and $5 for the public.

Ticket sales will begin in January.


Dig with the Experts draws collectors from around the globe for this unique opportunity, which is co-led by our friends from the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. Bring a hammer, chisel, safety glasses, newspaper, and paper towels to wrap your fossils. Extra water is recommended, plus bring rain gear just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Additional information:

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