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Buffalo Geological Society and Town of West Seneca to offer free science event May 17-18

May 3, 2019 | Events

The Buffalo Geological Society and the Town of West Seneca are collaborating on a geological and natural science event to take place in the new Town of West Seneca Community Center & Library at 1300 Union Road. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with free admission and parking!

Highlights of the event will include the Buffalo Geological Society’s famous Mini-Mine for children, a new mining operation, fluorescent mineral exhibit, fossils and minerals on display, a scavenger hunt with prizes for children, coloring sheets, and rock, mineral and fossil identification for anyone that would like to bring in specimens to be identified. In addition, Past & Present Fossil and Rock Shop, Jerry the Geologist, Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Reinstein Woods and Beaver Meadow will have interactive activities for children. Dinosaur models, dinosaur specimens, a free fossil dig for children, exhibits on local fossils and minerals — including the New York State Fossil and the New York State Gem — will also be featured.

This is an educational program offered by the Buffalo Geological Society, Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Beaver Meadow to provide information on local geology, fossils, minerals, nature center activities, live animals from Beaver Meadow, and programs available through each organization. Professional geologists and experts will also be available to answer your questions, and fossils and minerals will be available for purchase.

This family event is free and open to the public. Children, scouts, schools, home schools and pre-school students are encouraged to attend this fun-filled event!

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