Show Artistic Talent in National Fossil Day Contest
A major focus of Earth Science Week 2015 will be National Fossil Day (October 14), and one of the best ways for you or your students to participate is by entering the National Park Service's National Fossil Day Art and Photography Contest. Entries should address the theme "Postcards from the Past."
Imagine you just received a postcard from a fossil living in an ancient environment. What might that fossil tell you about its day or its surroundings? How would the picture on the postcard compare to what we see on the earth today?
Rocks and fossils contain clues of what ancient landscapes looked like and how ancient life lived. Use your creative skills as a paleontologist and as an artist to imagine what your "Postcard from the Past" might look like.
The contest is open to any U.S. resident. Entries must be received by October 7, 2015. For full contest guidelines, see http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/art_contest.cfm. If you have questions, please email National_Fossil_Day@nps.gov.