An Introduction to Fossils

An Introduction to Fossils

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£30 – £35

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Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre

Bradbourne Vale Road


TN13 3DH

United Kingdom

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Discover more about fossils, especially those that can be found locally

About this event

In this introduction to Fossils we will focus on the Palaeontology of the South East. We will also explore how fossils can be used to answer questions about the history of life on earth, and help unravel geological time.

During the morning session, we will cover the following topics:

  • What are Fossils?
  • Fossils and Geological Mapping (Hands on Session with Specimens)
  • Fossils and the History of Life on Earth with Local Fossils (PowerPoint presentation/Videos/Hands on Session)

We will then break for lunch and there will be an opportunity to discuss and identify any fossil finds you may have brought with you.

After lunch, we will discuss how to collect, record and preserve fossils. We will then carry out some 'Fossil Moulding', for which a selection of moulds of local fossils will be provided for casting in plaster to paint and take home.

By the end of the course, you should have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Different types of fossils
  • How fossils are used to understand the history of life on earth and answer geological questions
  • How to collect, document and preserve fossils

Suitable for Beginners and Improvers

Led by Philip Hadland, local Fossil Expert and Author of Fossils of Folkestone, Kent, Phil has worked on some high profile fossil related museum projects in Kent and beyond. He has also published new insights into local geology and palaeontology in peer reviewed journals.

For further information, please visit the Study Days page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website.

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