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Geology Rocks at USU's Annual 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 24

Free, family friendly geoscience event offers learning activities and demonstrations.

By Mary-Ann Muffoletto |

Rockhounds of all ages are invited to USU Rock-n-Fossil Day. (Photo: Levi Sim/USU.)

Calling all rockhounds: Utah State University’s Department of Geosciences invites inquiring minds of all ages to campus for its annual Rock-n-Fossil Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free.

“We’re excited to welcome the community to our long-running annual day of geoscience learning,” says Joel Pederson, department head. “This is a gathering we look forward to every year and, as always, our students, staff and faculty will offer a variety of engaging activities.”

The day’s activities include presentations from USU Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum in Price and from the Cache Rock and Gen Club. Guests will also enjoy tours of the USU Museum of Geology, as well as presentations on earthquakes and fossil collecting in Utah, as well as careers in the geosciences.

Guests are invited to bring their own “mystery” rocks, fossils and possible meteorites for identification by USU geologists.

“Fossil digging” and craft activities are provided for children.

The event takes place in the USU Geology Building, located at the northeast corner of the university Quad. Visitor parking is available in the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North, 850 E. 700 North and 1070 E. 700 North, Logan.

Guests can also ride zero-fare Cache Valley Transit District buses, including the convenient Green Loop route, which stops at the southeast corner of the USU Quad.

For more information, visit the Rock -n- Fossil Day website or contact the Department of Geosciences at 435-797-1273.


Mary-Ann Muffoletto
Public Relations Specialist
College of Science


Ellen Imler
Program Assistant
Department of Geosciences


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