2013 Little Houston Quarry Paleontology Field Camp
Come Dig With Us This Summer
At the Museum of Geology
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a paleontologist? Did you ever want to join a field expedition and collect fossils? Join the Museum of Geology on a five-day adventure. Uncover bones of Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Stegosaurus at our Jurassic Little Houston Quarry.
Who: Individuals and families with children ages 10 and up.
Site: Little Houston Quarry, Sundance, Wyoming
Dates: July 22-26 or July 29-August 2.
Cost: $600 per person per 5-day session ($1100 for 10-day session) - Price includes supplies, handouts, snacks, water, and transportation to the site from Sundance.
Each five day interval will be spent working at the quarry near Sundance, Wyoming. Participants will work alongside paleontologists and graduate students assisting in the excavation process. Activities may vary, but will include excavation and field stabilization of bones, jacketing fossils with plaster and burlap, mapping of fossil elements, and basic geology. Additional instruction will be given on skeletal anatomy, reading topographic maps, taking field notes, field geology, and dinosaur classification. Personal collection will not be permitted as all collected specimens will be housed in the museum for scientific study and research.
The museum will provide transportation to the site, and snacks and water will be supplied on site. Participants will be responsible for breakfasts, lunches, and suppers. Participants are also responsible for accommodation arrangements (dining, camping, and hotel services are available in Sundance and details will be provided upon request). Quarrying equipment and supplies (tools, etc.) will be provided.
The camp is open to individuals and family groups; all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the camp. Field paleontology can be physically demanding work. High temperatures, direct sunlight, and working with large, heavy fossils will be factors at the quarry. As such, participants will need to be prepared both physically and in terms of proper attire. Wide-brimmed hats, long sleeved shirts, sun block, and insect repellant are required by each participant. Additional details on proper dress and field conditions will be sent to you. Individual or family insurance policies are also required, and a waiver of liability completed by an adult will be completed by all participants.
Due to the limited space available at our sites, the number of camp participants in attendance each day may be limited. A completed registration form and deposit are required. To register or to receive more information, contact Heidi Carr (see information below).
For reservations and more information contact:
Museum of Geology