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CE: Reading the Rocks Geology Event

Saturday, August 8, 2020
10:00 am2:00 pm
pin Schramm Education Center - Aksarben Aquarium 21502 W Highway 31, Gretna, Nebraska 68028

For more information about Schramm Education Center's closing, visit Nebraska Game & Parks press release here:

Just as we read a book to pursue knowledge and entertain ourselves with adventures and stories, we can read the layers of rock in the Earth. Layers of rock can teach us about geological events that shape our planet, climate trends and organisms that lived long before humans. Join us anytime for this FREE family event between 10am and 2pm at Schramm Park State Recreation Area’s Geological Display on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Experts in the field will guide guests on a journey through 300 million years of history at the outcrop.

E. Frank Schramm, Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, donated Schramm State Park in 1967. Professor Schramm recognized the outcrop’s value as a cultural resource for geological education. The site offers a rare opportunity for the public to view earth’s layers and search for fossils. This event is just one way in which we can continue his legacy of teaching people about the importance of this space, thanks to the support of our partners: UNL, USDA and Nebraska Master Naturalists.

The event at the outcrop is free to the public. Vehicles entering the park require a State Park Entry Permit. Purchase a permit at the kiosk as you enter the park or at the front desk of Schramm Education Center, which is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Admission fees do apply to the center. In case of inclement weather, activities will be in the classroom of the education center.

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