COLUMBUS, Ohio (3-17-23) – Calling all rock, mineral, and fossil enthusiasts! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Geological Survey is inviting people of all ages to Geology Discovery Day on Saturday, March 25.

Division geologist and public information specialist Molly E. Hunt

“Aspects of geology are ingrained in Ohio’s economy, culture, and heritage. We look forward to sharing our knowledge about Ohio geology at this special event.”

The Division of Geological Survey has partnered with several educational institutions to provide the ultimate geological experience- for free!

Geology Discovery Day

Saturday, March 25
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wright State University Lake Campus
Dicke Hall
7600 Lake Campus Drive
Celina, Ohio 45822

The event will include hands-on learning activities and giveaways, including maps and educational publications. ODNR geologists will be on site to provide rock, mineral, and fossil identification. ODNR geologists will also be available to provide rock, mineral, and fossil identification. No preregistration is required.

In addition to the activity stations, visitors can deepen their knowledge of earth science by attending two special presentations geared for all ages:

Ohio Through Time
ODNR Geologist and Paleontologist Molly E. Hunt
12:00 p.m.

Paleontology Research Efforts of WSU
Professor Chuck Ciampaglio, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at