Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the month of April has been designated as Paleontological Awareness Month in the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, the study of paleontology seeks to find information about the history of the Earth through the study of fossils, the environment and natural history; and

WHEREAS, state and local officers, private and non-profit groups and foundations, schools, businesses, and other public and private entities work toward the goal of preserving the paleontology resources of Nevada, highlighting the importance of understanding Earth's history; and

WHEREAS, the paleontological sites in Nevada, including Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park and Ice Age Fossils State Park, have contributed to attracting renowned scientists and producing distinguished research on the Ichthyosaur fossils and Pleistocene animals, making Nevada a notable area in paleontology science; and

WHEREAS, the recognition of the contribution of prehistoric fossils and other paleontological sites in Nevada illustrates the impact of paleontological sciences and their importance in our great state’s history and future;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as

PALEONTOLOGICAL AWARENESS MONTH

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st Day of April, 2019

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