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Prehistoric Kids Day June 28

Family Event Features Sandbox Digs, Cultural Demos and Crafts Programs

June 18, 2014

What:

The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, in partnership with OC Parks, hosts Prehistoric Kids Day June 28 at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.

When:

Saturday, June 28
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:

Muth Interpretive Center, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
2301 University Dr., Newport Beach

Highlights:

The family event celebrates Orange County's archaeology, paleontology, history and nature. Members of the Kizh/Gabrielino tribe will be on hand to share their culture with visitors, while the Junior Scientist Camp will offer archaeology and paleontology sandbox digs, Native American rock art, and the chance to make fossil and shell jewelry.

Other activities include walking tours, flint knapping, glimpsing local wildlife and visiting information booths representing Rock-n-Roll Reptiles, Destiny Colocho, the Felidae Conservation Fund, Fullerton Arboretum, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, OC Parks and Toll Roads/LSA Associate's Fossils in Your Backyard.

Parking:

Parking is free.

More Info:

The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center is a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and the county of Orange. For more information, visit the websites for the Cooper Center or the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve's Muth Interpretive Center.

Media Contact:

Jere Lipps, director of the Cooper Center, 714-647-2100
Sarah Muñoz, 657-278-3801

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