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Prehistoric Road Trip

Emilie Graslie wearing raincoat and hat

Pack up your rock jammer, jump in the car, and get ready to explore 2.5 billion years of Earth’s geological history on this immersive expedition. Emily Graslie, host of the Brain Scoop and Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum in Chicago, leads this brand-new journey through five states. It’s a story told through the abundance of diverse fossils that can be found all over – if you know where to look.

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Fossils 101

Learn the basics of paleontology.

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The Rock Stars of Paleontology and Geology

Get to know the scientists from the Prehistoric Road Trip.

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What is Deep Time?

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Major funding for Prehistoric Road Trip is provided by The Negaunee Foundation. Funding is also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Grainger Foundation, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation, and other generous donors.