The Earth Beneath Our Feet: Family Fossil Hunt

Family Fossil Hunt Moved to Saturday, November 10! We’ve got some rainy weather this week in the North Fork Valley. That means wet and exceedingly muddy conditions on the Adobes! With safety, comfort, and cleanliness in mind, we are moving the Family Fossil Hunt with Dr. Noe from Saturday, November 3 to the next Saturday, November 10. 

If you’re already signed up, all you need to do is meet up with us at 10 am, at the main parking lot of Hotchkiss High School. If you need to cancel, please send a message to Tracy Ihnot at Delta County Libraries (

The Earth Beneath Our Feet – Family Fossil Hunt!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10am to 12pm

For all of you who have kids who are curious about geology and fossils, this event is for you! It’s a fossil hunt especially for the young ‘uns!

Join local legend and geologist, Dr. Dave Noe, for a fun experience in the Adobe badlands near Hotchkiss, where we will become paleontologists, find fossils of sea creatures who lived underwater, and imagine what they looked like and how they might have lived.

We will meet in the main parking lot at Hotchkiss High School and then walk a few hundred yards to a bare hillside on “H Hill,” where the fossils can be found. After a while, we’ll show what we collected, and even draw pictures of the creatures! It will be like science and art!

This fun event is for kids who are accompanied by an adult. One registration per family/group required.  Limited to 15 registrants. An online sign-up is required. Click here to sign up. Be sure to bring a sun hat, outdoor shoes, water, and snacks.

Questions? Call the Paonia Library at 970-399-7881.

This Family Fossil Hunt is sponsored by Delta County Libraries and Western Slope Conservation Center.