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Paleontology Volunteer-Screen Washer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Screen washing is an important part of the paleontological process and allows for the discovery of microscopic fossils. These micro fossils are a great way for scientists to get a more complete understanding of an ancient environment. Screen washing is a lot like panning for gold. Sediment, or dirt, is sifted in water through screens to wash away the dirt leaving only matrix: rocks, fossils, and various debris. This matrix is then picked through under a microscope looking for tiny fossils. Come join us at the Waco Mammoth National Monument for the ultimate treasure hunt!

Start Date - 2023-03-06

End Date - 2023-12-31

Activities include: General Assistance;Minerals/Geology;Science

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About National Park Service


1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service,, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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6220 Steinbeck Bend DriveWaco, TX 76708



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter




  • Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Saturday

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