National Fossil Day is an annual celebration that highlights the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. 2021 marks just the 12th year of this holiday, which makes it relatively new. Especially compared to the age of fossils! The National Park Service has a great website you can explore. And, of course, Hoover Public Library has plenty of books to help you discover the wonder of fossils. Here are some of the latest titles.
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds by Alison Pearce Stevens (07/20/21)
Mary Anning by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara (03/16/21)
All About Fossils: Discovering Dinosaurs and Other Clues to the Past by Cody Crane (02/01/21)
Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist by Linda Skeers (07/07/20 – ebook on Overdrive)
How Long Does It Take to Make a Fossil? by Emily Hudd (05/15/20)
Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth (03/03/20 – ebook on Hoopla)
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You can also check out a S.T.E.A.M. kit that contains real fossils!