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    Name: Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County
    Date: May 9, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Event Description:
    Did you know that fossils older than dinosaurs can be found right here in Minnesota’s Driftless Area? This family-friendly afternoon begins At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, where you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! There is always the chance that you could find ice-age fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. All ages welcome!

    We recommend bringing a bag for carrying your fossils. You are also welcome to bring a hammer, but if you do so we require eye protection.

    Note: Eagle Bluff van transportation is NOT available for this class. You will be driving yourself to Whispering Winds hobby farm in Spring Valley, MN.

    **Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out! Contact Eagle Bluff for more information.

    Instructor –Beverly Sandlin is an amateur paleontologist and host of Bluffcountryfossils.net & accompanying Fossil Adventure Blog. She has lectured throughout southeast Minnesota on fossils and has hosted numerous tours and fossil hunts. Whispering Winds and one collection site are handicap accessible.
    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
    28907 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN 55949
    Contact Information:
    Ages 12+: $45/person
    Ages 7-12: $20/person
    Ages 6 and under: Free
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