Journey to the Past

Take a journey to the distant days of dinosaurs at the Archosaur Park Fossil IV Fossil Festival I Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in north Arlington. On hand from TCC will be organizer Kristi Argenbright, a geology instructor and former TCC honors student; geology instructor Jim Black; and art student Forrest Crocker.

Argenbright’s goal is to help raise funds to complete and maintain the research for the active site discovered in 2003. Within the Cretaceous (Cenomanian; 95 million years old) rocks of the Woodbine Formation, the site has been recognized by National Geographic and featured on the History Channel’s documentary, “Prehistoric Dallas.”

Events include tours, dinosaur dialoging, fossil searches, booths with activities, and food. The 45-minute tours will begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Black will teach rock and fossil identification, and Crocker will teach how to draw dinosaurs. Arlington Archosaur merchandise will be available for purchase.

Visitors should wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes because the site is on undeveloped land with uneven walking surfaces.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $10 and may be bought from Argenbright at 817-515-4536, 817-807-7742 or To protect the site, directions will be provided once reservations are made.