Make sure that you plan to dig in a place where it is okay to
collect fossils. Check with an adult if you're not sure.Take the following supplies on your fossil hunt:
Be ready to spend a lot of time looking. Fossil
hunting can take lots of time and patience, but what you may find is worth the wait!
- toilet paper
for wrapping your fossils
- plastic food bags for protecting your fossils
- a backpack for storing the
fossils you find
- a field journal for recording your adventures
- plenty of water
- (optional) shovels, screens to sort small loose fossils, geology hammer, chisels, safety goggles
Never go fossil-hunting alone.Never climb into dangerous areas.Never touch animals that you think could be poisonous.