Become a volunteer - Friends of Fort Negley Park
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Become a volunteer

Fossil programs at Fort Negley Park are staffed primarily by volunteers who have completed the Fossil and Geologic History Training..

This training is a unique opportunity for adults and high school students to learn about Middle Tennessee’s ancient environments and life and how the ancient history controls modern environmental issues. It also provides the background and information needed to guide visitors’ discovery of fossils and ancient history as they participate in Fossil Finders or a School Field trip.

The next Fossil and Geologic History Training. Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM.

Topics covered in the Fossil and Geologic History Training include:

      1. What is a fossil? Fossil preservation and what is likely to be preserved
      2. Middle Tennessee fossils and ancient environments; Fort Negley Park fossils
      3.  Geologic time and the history of life
      4. Why there are no dinosaur fossils in Middle Tennessee
      5. Middle Tennessee’s Ice Age animals
      6. Connection between ancient life/environments and current environmental issues

All participants receive written explanation of the topics covered in the training.

To sign up for the training session, or if interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.

    **Available dates for training: May 11. You will be contacted a week prior to see if you are available by email or phone.