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Overnight Fossil Camp

NMNS, January 3, 2018 - People have been fascinated by fossils for thousands of years. Fossils are evidence of ancient life forms or ancient habitats which have been preserved by natural processes. They can be the actual remains of once living things, such as bones or seeds, or traces of past events such as dinosaur footprints, or the ripple marks on a prehistoric shore. Fossils are important because they give us clues to the history of life. Also, certain fossils can be very useful indicators of the presence of ore bodies nearby.

What: The National Museum of Natural Science creates an engaging overnight camp experience that sparks your curiosity and a future interest in paleontology and geology. The camps led by certified teachers with additional staff focus on field collection and study of our ancient mammal species from southern Taiwan. Campers will have the opportunity to search for fossils, identify them, create a fossil replica, and conduct a geological survey in Tsuo-chen area in Tainan.

Who: Natural sciences teachers and students in senior high school.

Where: Guang Rong Elementary School in Tsuo-chen, Tainan

Residential Location: Schoolhouse of Guang Rong Elementary School

When: Session 3: March 10-11, 2018; Session 4: March 24-25, 2018

Cost: NT$ 800/person

Registration: The camps are by online registration only. Registration for Session 3 opens Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10:00AM and ends February 4, 2018; Session 4 opens Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00AM and ends February 25, 2018. Please visit our registration system to register. Space is limited to 10 teachers and 35 students for each session and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Refund Policy: Fees are refundable if requested 15 days prior to the camp day (10% for processing fee applies); 8-14 days (30%); 2-7 days (50%); No refunds will be given starting the camp day. The National Museum of Natural Science has the right to cancel the camps due to any irresistible reasons. In those cases fees are 100% refundable.

Please note: Every camper is required to bring his/her sleeping bag.

Questions? Please call Miss Chuo at 04-23226940 ext. 607 or email to