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SOLD OUT – Fossil Hunting Expedition
July 10 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm$35
7:30am-4pm • Cost: $35pp • R4R: $20pp. Register & Pay NLT 5 Jul
Family-friendly fun for those who love fossils or want to do something they’re never done before. Be prepared to walk some trails and climb some river banks to get to spots for hunting fossils. Participants will be in and out of the water so please bring sunscreen, bug spray and wear water shoes or old shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty, hat, sunglasses, towel and a change of clothes for after. Floating sifter, shovel, gravel probe and fossil identification and guide services will be provided. Plan to bring snacks and drinks for your duration. There are no paved trails and/or restrooms so this would be considered a primitive way of doing things. Fossils you can expect to find are: sharks teeth from lemon, bull, dusky, tiger, mako, snaggletooth, megalodon, sand tiger, tiger, sharp-nosed and snaggletooth. There are also a variety of teeth from smaller species which can only be found by fine-screening sediments.
In addition, other vertebrate marine fossils can be often found including whale, dolphin, fish, rays and dugongs, which are ancient ancestors of today’s manatees. These fossils are usually from the most durable parts of the animals’ bodies such as bones and teeth. Vertebrae, jaw sections and ribs make up the bulk of these fossils but teeth, due to their durability, are usually most common. The marine fossils found in the rivers are mostly from the Miocene epoch and vary in age depending on specific location to between 5-15 million years in age. If this sounds like a great way to spend your day, come out and go hunting with us.
** All Adventure Trips will adhere to latest CDC guidelines for COVID-19**
Meet at the Parking Lot next to the FamCamp Office (Bldg. 612)
Call the FamCamp at (813) 840-6920, Mon-Sat for reservations.
*Recharge for Resiliency (R4R) Provides resources for outdoor centric, high adrenaline, post deployment stress reduction through FSS Outdoor Recreation Centers for Active Duty and Single Airman along with their families at a reduced price.