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190 Underhill Ave
Btwn Sterling & St John Places
Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Ben DiMatteo

What you'll learn in this lecture class:

Join us for a virtual tour of the New York City area's prehistoric timeline, covering over 500 million years, includes vibrant seafloors teaming with bizarre fauna, burning forests of massive tree ferns, muddy floodplains traversed by packs of raptor-like carnivores, maybe even a view of the first creature to crawl on land.

A New Yorker's journey into this past often begins and ends within a small corner of the Hall of Vertebrate Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, but nothing beats the thrill of finding a fossil knowing that you are the first to set eyes on it since it was buried in mud eons ago. Fortunately there's a wealth of opportunities to find fossils beyond Central Park West, even some within reach of a subway ride!

In this class you'll visit (virtually) several points of interest across Greater New York's prehistory that provide a narrow snapshot of ancient life on Earth, preserved and exposed through very specific and unlikely geologic processes. You'll learn the locations of several fossil hunting sites within a day trip of NYC, most of which require nothing more than a keen eye and roomy pockets. You will definitely leave the class with a fossil or two.

Please note: This is a classroom session, not a walking tour!

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If you're looking for a refund or class credit, you need to back out of the class a full week before it starts. (No exceptions!) We know it's draconian, but since we aren't charging an arm and a leg and have to buy all our materials in advance, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings.

We also can't transfer registrations to a future session of the class. Sorry!

Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around and see if any of your friends want the spot. We can't give you a refund less than a week out, even if there's a wait list for the class. 

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