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CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
March 4, 2009
MDEQ PALEONTOLOGISTS AT FOSSIL ROAD SHOW
(Jackson, Miss.) – The State of Mississippi is renowned for its remarkable
fossils that intrigue people of all ages. To help identify these
treasures, experts from the Mississippi Department of Environmental
Quality’s (MDEQ) Office of Geology will participate in the Fossil Road Show
on Saturday, March 7. The event will be held at the Mississippi Museum of
Natural Science in Jackson and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Paleontologists
David Dockery and James Starnes will be two of the experts identifying
rocks and fossils brought in by the public.
“The Office of Geology is pleased to be part of this exceptional event
again this year. Our involvement last year resulted in the identification
of two new fossil molluscan species brought in by members of the public.
We enjoy the interaction with the people who visit, and it is a learning
experience for us as well,” said Michael B. E. Bograd, State Geologist and
Director of the Office of Geology.
The Fossil Road Show allows people to bring their fossils for
identification and for expert opinions. In addition, fossils from the
Museum’s collection will be on display. The Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science is located within Lefleur’s Bluff State Park off Lakeland Drive in
Jackson. For more information, call 601.354.7303 or access