Fossil fair at Ocean Lakes Family Campground on October 29th

photo by flickr user JelleS

Myrtle Beach's Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host the 28th Annual South Carolina Fossil Fair on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Fossil Fair, presented by the South Carolina Fossil Association, features museum specialists from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History's Department of Paleobiology, who will be on hand to identify fossils brought by participants.

The fossil and shell collections come from all over the world and will include shark teeth, prehistoric bones, and fossilized shells. Attendees can learn how to recover fossils with the aid of Smithsonian experts at a mock archeological dig site at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They can dig for shark teeth through materials from the PCS Phosphate Mine from Aurora, N.C. Activities include making necklaces with sharks teeth, green eco crafts, educational videos and assembling giant fossil puzzles. Scout troops and school groups are encouraged
to attend.

For more information, check out Ocean Lakes' event page here.