National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held in the United States to highlight and promote the scientific and educational value of paleontology and fossils, and the importance of preserving fossils for our future generations. The day was established in the United States and first held on October 13, 2010, during Earth Science Week.
This is such a national day that is observed in a different way. Every year, a new National Fossil Day logo is designed depicting a prehistoric organism to observe this day.
National Fossil Day 2021 Date
National Fossil Day is celebrated every year on Wednesday of the second full week in October. National Fossil Day in 2021 is on Wednesday, October 16. The day is observed with a view to raising awareness about the importance of fossils in our life. The day was first observed on October 13, 2010. And then the day was observed on October 12, 2011, and then on October 17, 2012. Below are some important facts about National Fossil Day.
|National Fossil Day Observance||Wednesday of the second full week in October every year.|
|This Year (2021) National Fossil Day Observance||16th October, 2021|
|First Celebrated on||October 13, 2010|
|Purpose||promoting the scientific and educational values of fossils|
National Fossil Day Activities
The National Park Service and over 300 partners, including museums, institutions, organizations and other groups in the United States join together to educate the public about the value and importance of fossils and its existence. Hundreds of activities are hosted around the United States to improve the public understanding perception of the world’s fossil heritage.
Celebrate National Fossil Day
You can celebrate this day by visiting a museum or going through schooling and training or doing some research to learn about the fossils of all kinds of organisms. You can also visit your nearest national park with friends and family members to gather knowledge about fossils.
National Fossil Day Images
National Fossil Day brings you a great opportunity to join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities all over the country in parks, classrooms, and online sessions so that you can learn more about the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes of fossils. By celebrating the day, people contribute to promoting public awareness and stewardship of fossils.
National Fossil Day Art Contest
All paleontologists around the world look for and identify the roots of animals, insects and plant life that once were alive and grew on the earth hundreds, thousands and millions of years ago. These fossils leave the trace that provides clues to the history of the earth.