National fossil day 2015 date is 14th October
National Fossil Day is a nationwide celebration organized by the National Park Service aiming at the promotion of the scientific and educational values of fossils, and to build up public awareness and stewardship of fossils. The National Park Service along with its more than 130 partners, including museums, institutions, organizations and other groups, collectively work to make this event a grand success. Different countries celebrate National Fossil Day on various days with events at museums, parks, universities, and non-profit organizations. It encourages the science-based management of fossils on public lands.
National Fossil Day is celebrated to make people aware of the fossil heritage and to raise a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Study of fossils is important as it makes us aware of our evolutionary past. Without fossils, we wouldn’t have known about the dinosaurs. Thus national fossil day celebrates these magnificent traces of prehistoric life.
It also promotes awareness of the paleontological resources, programs, services, and expertise of the National Park Service among the public.