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Matrix Project -- Sorting Through Overburden of Ancient Seas

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The Museum of the Earth is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day during the summer, and we have special programs running weekdays and Saturdays. On Mondays, from  1-3 pm, you can sort through actual matrix from the Aurora Phosphate Mines of North Carolina and learn the sorting techniques preformed in research. Discover fossilized shark teeth in the material. Learn how to identify species within the matrix, while getting an appreciation of the animals that lived with sharks during the Early Miocene and Pliocene oceans. Best of all you get to take home your finds!

While you are at the Museum, explore the fascinating world of organisms seemingly forgotten by time in our “Survivors: Up Close with Living Fossils” special exhibit at the Museum. Why and how have these plants, animals, and microbes -- from horseshoe crabs and spotted gar to stromatolites and dawn redwoods -- changed so little over millions of years? In this engaging, interactive exhibit, you'll discover the captivating stories behind the evolution, conservation, and discovery of the creatures we call "living fossils." Get up close and personal with horseshoe crabs and sea stars in our special touch tank and view rare fossil and modern specimens from PRI's world-class collection alongside live Animal Ambassadors from the Cayuga Nature Center. The exhibit will run through September 2, 2019.

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Website

https://www.priweb.org/index.php/even...

Cost

Included with admission to the Museum

Contact E-Mail

jrh2@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jim Harper

Contact Phone

6072736623

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