Did you know that October 14 is Fossil Day?
What do you think you might learn if we unleashed notes on the mighty and micro fossilized specimens in the Smithsonian Institution’s collections? Let’s time travel together with our scientists - to their field sites, their discoveries, and the mysteries they uncover.
Our friends at the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) are celebrating fossils with their social media event, running October 13-16, 2015. You can follow #FossilStories on Twitter and Facebook, or read this article to learn more. As lead in to Fossil Stories, we're teaming up with BHL, the Transcription Center, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the National Museum of Natural History to issue a new transcription challenge to you, dedicated volunpeers!