Paleontologists educate community members for National Fossil Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - There's a day dedicated to just about everything, and Wednesday was National Fossil Day.

The North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS) spent time talking to community members and kids at the Heritage Center, educating them about fossils. Several paleontologists were examining rocks or what people think might be fossils that they had found.

"A lot of people don't realize that we have a lot of fossils in North Dakota and that they could be out almost anywhere in North Dakota taking a hike somewhere and potentially run into fossils,” said NDGS senior paleontologist Clint Boyd.

The group also was showing off the tooth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was found this past summer at a site south of Bismarck.