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Dinosaur Bone Preservation: From the Jurassic to the Lab

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Grace from Lansing, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
My hobby is Geology. This program expanded my knowledge of how dinosaur fossils are found and preserved. The Hot springs in the area were a wonderful sight and learning the history of the area was enlightening.

Sarah from Irving, TX Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
The program was very well planned and the entire staff were very accommodating and patient with us newbies. I learned a great deal about geology as well the various aspects of paleontology. I would highly recommend this program.

Karen from Marblehead, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Excellent program. We worked on large dinosaur bones. Our small group spent part of the day digging a site and the rest of the day removing rock from the bones using various tools. For our field trip we saw petroglyphs, found fossils, explored Wind River Canyon, saw a bison ranch, and toured the Hot Springs with an expert. The inside of the museum is impressive. If you ever wanted to learn more about dinosaurs or be a paleontologist this is a great trip.

Mary from Glen Allen, VA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
If you're interested in dinosaurs and geology, this is a fabulous program. The leader and instructor are fine people. The museum is excellent. Learning to do lab prep on a dinosaur bone is a super experience. On a five pt. scale this is a six.

Richard from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
If you want to learn a lot about dinosaurs in a week and enjoy working with other people on a project to help preserve the past, I highly recommend this program. The staff and the other people on the program were all nice to be around. The staff was very good at teaching us how to use the tools and explaining what is was we were looking at. Also, Thermopolis is in a pretty part of the country.

Ohma from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
WOW!! It's really fascinating to learn how dinosaur bones are removed from the surrounding stone and then to do it. I appreciate all those skeletons so much more now.

Anna from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
I was new to paleontology when I participated in this program, and it was challenging, fun, and a great learning experience. I came away energized and excited about my small contribution in preserving the past for future generations, and possibly participating in other, similar programs. Both the leaders and the participants were a joy to be around.

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