Click here to preview the new Fast Company

Want to try out the new

If you’d like to return to the previous design, click the yellow button on the lower left corner.

National Fossil Day

Hiking, kayaking, camping — gawking at stegosaurus bones? Dinosaur fans are no strangers to museums, but at least 228 national-park areas offer a different view: "fossils in the ground, in their natural state," says Vince Santucci, chief ranger for the National Park Service. To get the word out — and help continue the recession-fueled 3.9% uptick in annual visitors, now that the economy shows signs of bouncing back — the park service announced the first National Fossil Day. The only downside to museum-worthy sites in the great outdoors? No velvet ropes mean grabby tourists take home bits and pieces as souvenirs. In fact, in 1957, Congress had to close South Dakota's Fossil Cycad National Monument after people stole all the surface-level fossils of the cycad, a dinosaur-age plant. Let's keep our hands to ourselves, people. — RA

Wed, October 13
National Fossil Day

Have an event to share? Email calendar[at]fastcompany[dot]com
Visit the FC Now Blog or Calendar App for more events.

Add New Comment