Travel the nation's amazing and diverse National Parks and discover wildlife, geological wonders, and other amazing attributes that reveal why these places are treasures that need to be protected and preserved.
On your adventure, you will discover obsidian. Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone National Park is about 180,000 years old. It stretches upward for an impressive 200 feet above Obsidian Creek and is known for its abundance of obsidian rock, or dark-colored, volcanic glass.
You will also discover dinosaur bone fossils on this Excavating Adventure like those found at Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaurs once roamed this amazing place and their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks.
Amazing examples of petrified wood are hidden in this adventure and each specimen has been tumbled to perfection to show the beautiful colors and patterns of each unique piece. The Petrified Forest National Park is a surprising place, offering far more than the world renowned petrified logs from ancient forests.
Sea urchin spines, like those found in Denali National Park are included on this quest and are a unique specimen to add to your collections.
Hematite, an iron-oxide mineral, contributes to the red Vermillion Cliffs of the Grand Canyon National Park. These minerals and others essentially rust and help give these cliff their beautiful coloring.
Explore an awesome assortment of National Parks on this fantastic adventure by discovering, identifying, and collecting specimens like those that can be found at these spectacular locations.
Excavate an awesome assortment of specimens to add to your collection during this exciting National Park Explorer excavation.
Excavating Adventures Collector kits are designed to focus on five amazing specimens. You will receive five specimens that will relate to the excavation topic.
This Excavating Adventures Collector excavation will come in a super cool storage tin. Once you excavate your five specimens, you can store them in the tin. You will also receive five awesome trading cards that tell you fun facts and information about each specimen as well as a fun Excavating Adventures sticker.
Begin your awesome National Park Explorer excavation today!
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IMPORTANT: If you are considering an Excavating Adventures Collector subscription, please be aware that the kits ship in a sequence. To avoid the recipient of the subscription receiving a duplicate, please do not purchase an individual kit for anyone that you anticipate receiving an Excavating Adventures Collector subscription.
Contains small items - Not intended for young children - Keep away from pets - Designed for ages 6 and up - Pictures are representations of what you will receive and are used for illustrative purposes only – Cards and specific excavations will vary.
Because of the unique way that amber traps and preserves insects and animals inside it, these finds have helped paleontologists to reconstruct life on earth in its early origins, and more than 1000 extinct species of insects have been identified as a result of amber.