TUSCALOOSA- Today was National Fossil Day where we celebrated really big and really old bones.

The Alabama Museum of National History brought out fossils from 4pm to 6pm and allowed the community to take a look. The program was started by the national park service with the intention  of raising awareness of fossil heritage.

Visitors got to see fossils from fish all the way to dinosaurs. Instructors sat up tables and were happy to explain each fossil to the public.

Many people do not know how important fossils are to the state of Alabama. Alabama is one of the richest states in the country when it comes to fossils.

Curator Paleontology, Dana Ehret, main concern is to get the awareness out to the community.

“We’re trying to raise the awareness of our museum and for all of the great things we have to offer. We have a lot of after school programs for children. We actually do lead sometimes fossils trips in the summertime as well as intensive fossil digs. So we’re just trying to show folks what we actually have to offer to the community.”

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