The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument site contains park geology information, maps, photographs, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and "Teacher Features" (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The Teacher Feature includes workshops for teachers, programs for visiting school groups, and educational materials available for classroom use. The park geology section discusses the Monument's geologic history and its fossil beds, which range in age from 6-50 million years old and are considered some of the richest fossil beds in the world. A brief history of paleontological finds in this region is also included. The maps section contains a map of the Monument itself and more detailed maps of selected rock formations.


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