White Sands National Park Celebrates National Fossil Day

Fossil Prints (NPS)

ALAMOGORDO – White Sands National Park announces National Fossil Day events highlighting paleontology’s scientific and educational value and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

To celebrate, White Sands invite you to celebrate by joining park rangers at “Dig Into the Past” on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum of Nature & Science in Las Cruces. Park rangers will feature casts and molds of the ice age fossilized footprints discovered in White Sands National Park, including human prints.

In addition, join us at the park’s visitor center theater for a special presentation of the PBS series NOVA: Ice Age Footprints. This film explores the amazing discoveries of fossilized footprints found and scientific research currently being conducted at White Sands. The showings are scheduled for 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 8. No costs or reservations are needed; however, seating is limited.