Amateur archaeologists welcome at Natural History Road Show

    That rock you found in your backyard is definitely a prehistoric tool used for self defense by a primitive people. Why not get an expert to confirm it? 

    The National History Road Show comes to the Wagner Institute this weekend, where you can get that final say on whether your natural discovery is more than just a common pebble.

     

    The free event includes a panel of experts who will examine your shells, insects, fossils, rocks and minerals to determine their origin and value. Like Antiques Road Show, except you don’t have to go digging through your grandmother’s attic.

    From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, bring your treasures and enjoy some of the other events the Natural History Road Show has to offer:

    museum exhibits
    scavenger hunt
    forest mural coloring
    outdoor activities for kids
    children’s presentation on Urban Ecology

    The road show starts at 2 p.m. Experts include an entomologist, mineralogist, malacologist and natural history specialist.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.