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National Fossil Day 2016

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In 2016 National Fossil Day takes place October 12 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay

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MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

OBJECTIVES: National Fossil Day events, resources and initiatives will:

Celebrate the wonderful diversity of fossils as clues for understanding the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes;

Promote the understanding that fossils are non-renewable resources and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations;

Highlight the science-based management of fossils on public lands; Encourage paleontologists to participate in outreach activities at local schools, parks, museums and similar settings throughout the United States;

Establish partnerships between professional organizations, government agencies and other groups to promote the scientific and educational values of fossils;

Develop a media strategy for consistent and positive messaging which promotes the objectives of National Fossil Day;

Promote awareness of the paleontological resources, programs, services, and expertise of the National Park Service.

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