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THERMOPOLIS, WYOMING

Dinosaur Bone Preservation: From the Jurassic to the Lab

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Program #6276RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevations of 4300 feet.

Itinerary for Aug 10 — Aug 15, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Hot Springs State Park, home of the "world's largest hot mineral spring".

Contact info:
115 E Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443 USA
phone: 307-864-3131
Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, coffee maker, free morning paper, hairdryer, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, iron/board.

Facility amenities: Outdoor hot mineral jacuzzi, seasonal fresh water pool, massages, mineral steam room and soaking tubs, racquetball court, 2 exercise rooms, on-site restaurant and lounge, gift shop, laundry room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel
Contact hotel for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 10 -
Afternoon: Check into Hotel

Dinner: Participants will be picked up by 6:15 pm from the front of the Hotel. Dinner from 6:30-7:00 at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

Evening: Orientation from 7:00 to ? At this time we will hand out information about the week including the schedule.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Hot Springs State Park, home of the "world's largest hot mineral spring".

Contact info:
115 E Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443 USA
phone: 307-864-3131
Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, coffee maker, free morning paper, hairdryer, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, iron/board.

Facility amenities: Outdoor hot mineral jacuzzi, seasonal fresh water pool, massages, mineral steam room and soaking tubs, racquetball court, 2 exercise rooms, on-site restaurant and lounge, gift shop, laundry room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel
Contact hotel for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 11 - Tour of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center Museum and In...
Tour of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center Museum and Introduction to the Preparation Lab. Weather permitting, a tour of the Hill Sites.

Note: The Museum Tour is about an hour to an hour and a half of walking through the museum. The Introduction of the Prep Lab is to explain the proper use of tools and when to use certain tools.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: 8:30-11:45 Tour of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Dig Sites. We will take a coffee break to digest new information.

Lunch: !2:00-1:00 Lunch at Senior Center

Afternoon: Work in the center's bone preparation lab.

Dinner: Dinner at one of the restaurants in Thermopolis TBD.

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Hot Springs State Park, home of the "world's largest hot mineral spring".

Contact info:
115 E Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443 USA
phone: 307-864-3131
Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, coffee maker, free morning paper, hairdryer, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, iron/board.

Facility amenities: Outdoor hot mineral jacuzzi, seasonal fresh water pool, massages, mineral steam room and soaking tubs, racquetball court, 2 exercise rooms, on-site restaurant and lounge, gift shop, laundry room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel
Contact hotel for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 12 - Prepping Bones in the Preparation Lab. Presentati...
Prepping Bones in the Preparation Lab. Presentation from one of our Paleontologists.

Note: The Presentation is on current research being done at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Work in the Center's bone preparation lab.

Lunch: !2:00-1:00 Lunch at the Senior Center

Afternoon: Work in the Center's bone preparation lab.

Dinner: Pizza night at the Dinosaur Center.

Evening: Paleontology presentation

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Hot Springs State Park, home of the "world's largest hot mineral spring".

Contact info:
115 E Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443 USA
phone: 307-864-3131
Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, coffee maker, free morning paper, hairdryer, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, iron/board.

Facility amenities: Outdoor hot mineral jacuzzi, seasonal fresh water pool, massages, mineral steam room and soaking tubs, racquetball court, 2 exercise rooms, on-site restaurant and lounge, gift shop, laundry room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel
Contact hotel for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 13 - Wind River Canyon and Thermopolis Hot Springs Tou...
Wind River Canyon and Thermopolis Hot Springs Tour and working in the preparation lab.

Note: The Wind River Canyon is a beautiful cut into a sequence of rocks all the way from the Proterozoic (more than 542 Million years ago) to the Triassic (220 Million years ago). The tilt of the beds collects rainwater which becomes the hot springs.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Work in the center's bone preparation lab.

Lunch: !2:00-1:00 Lunch at Senior Center

Afternoon: Tour of Wind River Canyon and Hot Springs geology.

Dinner: Dinner at local Thermopolis restaurant, TBD

Evening: Free time.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Hot Springs State Park, home of the "world's largest hot mineral spring".

Contact info:
115 E Park Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443 USA
phone: 307-864-3131
Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, coffee maker, free morning paper, hairdryer, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, iron/board.

Facility amenities: Outdoor hot mineral jacuzzi, seasonal fresh water pool, massages, mineral steam room and soaking tubs, racquetball court, 2 exercise rooms, on-site restaurant and lounge, gift shop, laundry room.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel
Contact hotel for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 14 - Preparation Lab all day.
Note: Depending on the group and weather permitting, we may take optional fossil collecting trips.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Work in the center's bone preparation lab.

Lunch: !2:00-1:00 Lunch at Senior Center

Afternoon: Work in the center's bone preparation lab.

Dinner: Dinner at local Thermopolis restaurant, TBD

Evening: Free Time.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 15 - Certification test, Tour of Molding and Casting, ...
Note: The Tour of Molding and Casting is to show participants how bones are replicated so as to preserve them from being handled alot while being studied.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Certification Test, Tour of Molding and Casting, and Wrap up

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Thermopolis, WY
Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural CenterFounded to preserve the history of the region's settlers, the Museum has gathered a large collection of artifacts used in everyday life in Wyoming, with the majority of items dating from the 1880s through the 1930s. Highlights of the collection include the cherrywood bar from the Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, a sightseeing stagecoach of the type used in Yellowstone park until 1914, a one-room schoolhouse moved to the Museum grounds from a location in the county, an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, a log cabin from the ghost town of Andersonville, and an elk hide painting created by Chief Washakie of the Shoshoni in January 1900. There is also a collection of approximately 8,000 historic photographs of Thermopolis and Hot Springs County.
For additional information, visit: www.trib.com
Thermopolis Chamber of CommerceLocated at 119 South 6th Street. Phone: 307-864-3192.
For additional information, visit: www.thermopolis.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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