Finding Fossils

Make sure that you plan to dig in a place where it is okay to collect fossils. Check with an adult if you’re not sure.
Take the following supplies on your fossil hunt:
toilet paper for wrapping your fossils
plastic food bags for protecting your fossils
a backpack for storing the fossils you find
a field journal for recording your adventures
plenty of water
(optional) shovels, screens to sort small loose fossils, geology hammer, chisels, safety goggles
Be ready to spend a lot of time looking. Fossil hunting can take lots of time and patience, but what you may find is worth the wait! Continue Reading →