Fossilized shark teeth. Courtesy photo
During the Cretaceous Period, much of New Mexico was beneath the sea. Because of this, remains of sharks’ teeth can be found at a site aptly named Shark’s Tooth Ridge near Cabezon, N.M
Local Geologist Patrick Rowe will lead a Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) trip to the site Saturday, Sept. 28. The group will meet at PEEC just before 8 a.m. to carpool to the site. Those who live in Santa Fe or Albuquerque can alternatively meet the group at 9:30 a.m. in San Ysidro, which is near the site. Participants of all ages are welcome to join, and the inevitability of finding samples makes this an excellent trip for kids. Read more about the trip here.
The cost for the trip is per person is $10 or $8 for PEEC members. For families, the cost is $20 or $16 for PEEC members, regardless of how many family members attend. A few spaces are still available. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/, email programs@PajaritoEEC.org, or call (505) 662-0460.