DEQ sponsors fossil collecting contest


DEQ sponsors fossil collecting contest

The Office of Geology of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a fossil collection competition for Mississippi school classes for grades kindergarten through fifth.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Teachers are encouraged to have fossil collecting trips with their students and enter their finds. Fossil guides are available from the Office of Geology.

Over 60 Mississippi elementary school teachers participated in a DEQ-sponsored fossil and rock-collecting workshop this fall at St. Andrew’s School in Ridgeland.

To obtain the fossil guides and for further information about the competition, contact David Dockery at (601) 354-6328, or Michael Bograd and Eleana Turner at (601) 961-5500.

– Jane Hill

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