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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 5, 2024 – Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site is so much more than just a place to camp, swim and tour a woolen mill. It has a deep history that actually goes back millions of years!

On Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m., join Marissa Schorr of the Missouri Geological Survey on an adventure back in time to explore the park’s “rocky” past. Discover how the rocks beneath our feet are clues to what the Earth was like over 300 million years ago; perform hands-on analyses of the rocks and fossils that can be found in the park, and experience what it’s like to be a field geologist. Grab your family, friends and pet rocks – this is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

This event will take place inside the historic site’s visitor center. It is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Watkins Mill State Park is located at 26600 Park Road N in Lawson. For more information, call 816-580-3387.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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