Category: Outreach

Fossil Fair 2023

Members from the NC Fossil Club displayed at the Club’s 2023 Fossil Fair in Hickory, NC. It was a fabulous success! The Catawba Science Center was so welcoming and kind to us, providing lots...

MLS Dino Academy

The Museum of Life and Science held it’s annual Dino Academy on August 19th, and 3195 excited visitors came to see our exhibits. Fossils from the Mesozoic Era were displayed by: Trish Kohler, Jim...

Spring 2023 Picnic

The NC Fossil Club held it’s spring picnic/silent auction to raise money for the Club’s scholarship fund. Over $488 was raised.

Garner Groundhog Day 2023

Terry and Victor Denny represented the NC Fossil Club at the Garner 2023 Groundhog Days. Click on a picture to enlarge or view a slideshow.

Dino Academy 2019

The Museum of Life and Science held a Dino Academy event on Aug. 24 and invited our club to participate. Several members exhibited wonderful displays of Mesozoic Era fossils: Charlie & Pam Causey, Trish...

Meet your State Symbols

Did you know our state bird is the cardinal? Or that the state drink is milk? How about the state insect – did you know it’s the western honey bee? And did you know...

Creekside Science Night 2019

NC Fossil Club members Diane Willis, Joe Magura, Trish Kohler, Julie Niederkorn and Jonathan Fain set up educational displays at the Creekside Elementary School science night.

Schiele Museum Fossil Fair 2019

NC Fossil Club members setup educational displays at the 2019 Schiele Fossil Fair in Gastonia.  Members participating were Joy Herrington, Mary Boulton, Richard Chandler, Darryl Grater, Gary Lewis, Alex Lewis, Julie Niederkorn and Dr....

Creekside Science Night 2018

Diane Willis, Trish Kohler, Louis Kohler, Joy Herrington and Julie Niederkorn participated in the Creekside Elementary School science night on February 15, 2018.

VMNH Dino Days 7-2017

Dino Day was a 2 day nod to the life and various times of the dinosaur giants.  It opened at 3 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 21 and from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday, July...

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2017

World Oceans Day was held on June 10, 2017 at Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte, NC. The NC Fossil Club was in attendance with Joy Herrington’s whale material collection.  Ruffin Tucker (aided by his...

Dino Egg Hunt March 2017

NCFC members helped out at the Fossil Dig pile at the 2017 Museum of Life and Science Dino Egg Hunt. Thanks to the following for helping out and to Trish for organizing and all...

VMNH Ice Age Festival 1-2017

Members of the NCFC, Ruffin Tucker and grandson, Joseph Zufall attended and presented a mixed collection with emphasis on my Edisto Island Ice Age animals from sloth, camel, glyptodont, horse and deer and manatee and others.  They had a...

VMNH Dino Days 1-2015

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA celebrated celebrated Dino Days from 9 am to 3 pm on January 24, 2015 with an animatronic Tyranasaurus rex, life-sized dinosaur skeleton casts and a...

Aurora Cookout November 2014

NC Fossil Club annual picnic, November 1st, 2014.  The Aurora Fossil Museum kindly hosted our annual picnic, attended by 19 NCFC members plus two AFM staff.  AFM’s Museum Educator, George Oliver, Jr., M.D., and...

Fossil Day at Discovery Place 10-2014

Discovery Place 2014 Fossil Day was held at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC from 9am to 5 pm on Saturday October 11, 2014.  The day included the opening of the Dinosaurs in Motion Exhibit...

Sikh Temple Summer Camp June 2014

On June 20, the Sikh Temple in Durham had it’s summer camp program. I was invited to give a fossil program along with Prithijit Chatrath, the former curator of the Duke Lemur Center, Division...

Aurora Cook Out June 2014

The June 15th Aurora Cook-Out (and Auction) was a big success.  The new load of dirt delivered for the Aurora Fossil Festival a few weeks earlier had been mauled nicely – and only needed...

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2014

Discovery Place in Charlotte celebrated World Ocean Day Saturday, June 7, 2014. The North Carolina Fossil Club was invited and were prominently mentioned as part of the day’s program. Dr. Alton Dooley, Virginia State...

Science Olympiad 3-2014

The NCSO Fossil Frenzy competition lived up to its name; it was truly a frenzy, as first-time events tend to be. Not only was this the first year that the test was being given,...

Aurora Cook Out 2013

The second Aurora Cook-Out of the year was again a big hit. What turned out to be a very pleasant November day saw 25 club members turning out for another round of fossils, food...

Aurora Cook Out 6-2013

 The Aurora Cook-Out was a great success. 20+ club members turned out for a day of fun, food and fossils! With the recent rains, the piles were freshly washed, and while some folks collected,...

Shark Tooth Hunt 5-2013

 The Museum of Life & Science invited members of the NCFC to help out with their Shark Tooth Hunt for 3 weekends in April and early May. Twelve club members volunteered many hours of...

Catawba Science Center Dinosaur Days 8-2012

Ruffin Tucker took his collection of fossils to the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, NC on August 18, 2012 as a guest collection for their Dinosaur Days special presentation for the public and had...

Olds Elementary School 6/2012

Jeff Butterworth visited Ms. Boisvert’s fifth grade class at Olds Elemenary School in Raleigh. He talked about fossils in NC and how they got there.  After learning about fossils, the Kids got to search...