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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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.