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Renfrew Rocks! Geology Field Trip 2019: Almost Heaven Fossil Trip

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

$30 – $50

Wild, wonderful West Virginia will be the destination of this year’s fossil-hunting field trip.

Renfrew Institute member discount: $5 per seat.

Geologist Jeri Jones takes us on a geological journey to West Virginia. As we travel some “country roads,” we’ll learn about and collect fossils.

This trip is suitable for children age 7 and up, and for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

A geologist for more than 30 years, Jones has conducted extensive research on Pennsylvania mining practices, authored several publications, and narrated a 3-part video series on regional geology known as “TimeWalk.” His book, TimeWalk—A Journey through Time in Adams, Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania, illuminates local landscapes within the context of their geological past. 

An adjunct professor at York College for 13 years, Jones also presents geologic programs at Harrisburg Area Community College and teaches an earth and space science course at Messiah College. Jones received the Digman Award for Excellence in Geologic Education by the Eastern Chapter of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

Those joining the trip should wear shoes and clothing appropriate for hiking through the quarries. Collecting gear such as buckets, hammers and newspaper for digging and collecting fossils is also recommended, along with hats and sunscreen. Cameras are welcome. Participants should also bring a bag lunch, snacks and beverages. 

Departure is from the lower parking lot of Renfrew Museum and Park in Waynesboro at 8:30 a.m. Transportation by bus only, provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: Age 7–14 ($30); Age 15 & up ($50). Renfrew Institute member discount: $5 per seat. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.


May 4
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
$30 – $50
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Renfrew Institute
(717) 762-0373


Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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