The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee welcomed guests as part of its annual celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day.
The celebration, “Can You Dig It?”, is a free event put together by various departments at the University of Tennessee.
Bailey Avent, a volunteer who has been with the McClung Museum for two years, spoke on the importance of the event, “[w]e have a big archeology aspect and component to this museum.”
The Museum hosted representatives from Archaeology and Paleontology fields.
A new addition to the event, the STEAM panel discussion, featured discussions from women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics sectors. The program’s discussion was aimed at engaging both undergrad and high school women who are interested in pursuing academics in the fields.
The discussion took place in McClung Museum’s auditorium from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
In 2016, McClung Museum welcomed just over 600 people; by 4:30 p.m. Sunday, they were on track to break last year’s record with this event.
“Can You Dig It?” took place from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.