GCNC Field Trip to Inversand Fossil Pit in Sewell

GCNC Invited to Inversand Fossil Pit on Fri. Nov. 15, 2013.

To all members and friends of the Gloucester County Nature Club,

The Mantua Twp. Economic Development Office and Inversand have extended an invitation to the members and friends of the GCNC to attend the Fossil Day event at the Inversand fossil pit in Sewell on Friday, Nov. 15th. This is one of the richest and most scientifically significant sites in the eastern US and one of the few sites in the world that contains fossils from the time of the dinosaur mass extinction event 65 million years ago.

The program will include a talk by Dr. Lacovara, fossil displays, an interactive fossil workshop and a visit to the dig at the bottom of the pit. Participants will be able to dig for fossils using plastic implements. The content of the program will be balanced for adults as well as young people. This is a structured program that lasts from 10 to 2. Although local students will also be participating, our interests will be accommodated and we will not need to participate in all activities. We can leave at any time and do not need to commit to being there until 2PM. We are slotted for 20 persons but if more wish to take part, they will be accommodated. We should arrive at the site by 9:30 AM.

All participants will need to be able to walk unaided into and out of the pit. There will be no shuttles or people movers . The terrain is a bit uneven, the walk out a bit steep and there is a small wooden bridge in the dig area where there is seepage. It is not extremely challenging but people need to be aware.

This is a free event but you need to RSVP with Rich Dilks by email BY WED. NOV 13 at [masked] to participate. (Call Rich at[masked] if you don't have email access.). Rich will send you a release form you must bring with you to Inveresand and additional info on the event.

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