SaturDAY, MAy 15, 2021 or Saturday June 12, 2021
Explore a day with Transformative Travel at Calvert Cliffs along with local paleontologist, Paul Murdock Jr. on a private beach location known to be a hot spot for fossil collecting. Fossils found in the region can be up to 20 million years old! This 7.5 hr adventure includes breakfast, lunch, tea, a guided tour of Calvert Marine Museum, and expert guidance on fossil hunting while combing a private location along the cliffs. All fossils found on the beach are yours to take home.
Paul began volunteering for the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in the summer of 2001 and spotted several articulated specimens in the Cliffs. His discovery enabled him to join the museum for many days of field work as they quarried the discoveries. Since then he has spotted and recovered many specimens along the Cliffs and donated them to museums such as the CMM, VMNH and the Smithsonian. The total count is upwards of 2000. Of these, several are under research as possible new species or as first occurrences from the Calvert Cliffs.
Aikta has always been a passionate traveler. She has explored quite a bit of the United States, as well as Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Holland, Ireland, England, and various parts of India, including spending five years living in the remote foothills of the Himalayas, outside of India’s oldest tiger reserve, the Jim Corbett Park.