Petrified Forest National Park News
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National Park Service encourages visitors to Plan Like a Park Ranger this summer
June 9, 2021 | 12:44 pm
Just in time for Great Outdoors Month, the National Park Service unveiled a top-ten list of visitation tips encouraging members of the public to Plan Like a Park Ranger this summer.
Petrified Forest National Park’s Museum Demonstration Lab Hours Extended.
January 20, 2021 | 8:53 am
The Museum Demonstration labs is now available at the Painted Desert Visitor Center every Wednesday through Sunday.
Beat the Pandemic Blues with a Visit to Petrified Forest National Park!
December 31, 2020 | 8:45 am
Learn more about a variety of park passes and Fee Free days in 2021 at Petrified Forest National Park.
Petrified Forest National Park is open and so are the park’s retail operations
December 17, 2020 | 11:16 am
Current Park and Retail operations for winter of 2020.
Petrified Forest National Park Curates New Species in the Museum Collection
November 12, 2020 | 2:50 pm
Over 4,000 fossils specimens have been added to the Museum Collection at Petrified Forest National Park, including three new specimens from the Late Triassic.
Fossil discovery from Petrified Forest National Park reveals new species of ancient mammal relative
November 4, 2020 | 10:07 am
A research article published in the journal Biology Letters, a collaborative group of paleontologists from Virginia Tech, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, University of Washington, and Petrified Forest National Park describe a new cynodont (early mammal relative) species named Kataigidodon venetus.
New Fossil Discovered at Petrified Forest National Park
October 14, 2020 | 3:54 pm
New fossils discovered at Petrified Forest National Park reveal a new species of a 220 million-year-old burrowing reptile known as a drepanosaur. This new species, named Skybalonyx skapter by a collaborative team of researchers from Petrified Forest National Park, Virginia Tech, University of Washington, Arizona State University, Idaho State University, and the Virginia Museum of Natural History, was announced on October 8th in a study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Petrified Forest National Park Historic Photography Book Now Available!
September 28, 2020 | 8:11 am
Discover the history and evolution of Petrified Forest through the eye of the camera. The book is beautiful and full of intriguing stories, provoking the reader to find their own connection with Petrified Forest National Park.
Talk with a Paleontologist at Petrified Forest National Park!
September 23, 2020 | 11:22 am
Petrified Forest National Park is excited to announce that park visitors can, once again, have the unique experience of talking with a park paleontologist while they work on fossils in the demonstration fossil laboratory.
Virginia Tech team funded to explore Triassic fossil communities at Petrified Forest
September 11, 2020 | 11:13 am
A NSF CAREER awarded $622,222 five-year project will fund Virginia Tech graduate student research, bring undergraduates to PEFO for fieldwork and training, and provide four week-long field courses for K-12 teachers from Arizona, New Mexico, and local tribal communities that integrate laboratory research with outreach and teaching opportunities.