Mesalands participates in National Fossil Day with US National Parks Service

October 10, 2016

On Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th, 2016, from noon to 5 pm, Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Science Laboratory will offer free admission in celebration of the National Parks Service’s Annual National Fossil Day. The mission of the event is to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of the scientific and educational value of fossils.

See our recently updated exhibit of saber-toothed cats (Smilodon) that features two complete, life-sized, bronze skeletons of these ionic cats. This display was recently updated by Eva Sawyer, a Mesalands student enrolled in the Natural Sciences program. The Smilodon is the featured creature on this year’s National Fossil Day logo.

This event coincides the 9th Annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Rodeo hosted by Mesalands Community College at the Quay County Rodeo Arena on West Rt. 66. Other Mesalands Community College events are scheduled that week as well.  For a list of events, visit: