DAYVILLE – It’s time to party at the Fossil Beds!

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, July 25.

Fossil Beds staff have planned a full schedule of activities to mark the event:

• 9-10:30 a.m. – Blue Basin hike with a paleontologist.

• 10-11 a.m. – Cant Ranch Tour.

• 11:30 a.m. – Main event, with a cake reception, announcement of art contest winners, and the unveiling of a new exhibit.

• 1-1:30 p.m. – Presentation by a park paleontologist.

• 2 and 3 p.m. – Gallery tours with a park paleontologist.

• 2-4 p.m. – Practice fossil lab with park preparator.

The celebration will conclude at 6 p.m. in Dayville, with a potluck dinner and reunion of current and former park employees.

For more information, call the Fossil Beds at 541-987-2333.

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