The Cazenovia Public Library will welcome field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka to the community room on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 am to present “Dinosaur Dig”—a scientific exploration workshop for children ages five and up. During the interactive program, participants will learn about fossils and work in an indoor dig site to reveal real dinosaur bones!
The program will begin with a thirty-minute interactive fossil talk to prepare the junior paleontologists for the dig. During the talk, Mike will discuss how and where to find fossils, and he will share several amazing fossil discoveries from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age. Following the presentation, Roberta will take participants on an exciting dig. She will help the children to identify the bones and place the fossils on a Triceratops cutout. After the dig, participants will have time to examine a fossil collection featuring rare and unusual specimens.
Presenters Mike and Roberta Straka have conducted and managed paleontological digs in North and South Dakota since 1978. Each year, they teach paleontology and geology in schools and libraries throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Registration is requested. Call or stop by the Library to reserve a spot. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315-655-9322 or visit www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org