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Digging for Dinosaurs: The Jurassic Experience

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
In the Late Jurassic Period, dinosaurs fed on the lush flora that covered Wyoming. Discover the remains of that ancient ecosystem in the Jurassic Age rocks of Warm Springs Ranch. Learn the story of the quarries and the importance of excavation. From the simple to the complex, paleontologists give hands-on instruction in the tools of their trade. Cull bone from stone and identify specimens. During excavation, a constant dialogue with your instructors keeps the quarry buzzing with learning and discovery.


• Get firsthand experience at removing surrounding rock from an assigned dinosaur bone and learn how to repair, reassemble and seal bones for preservation.
• Join a WDC staff member for an exploration of the center and its dig sites.
• Embark on an expert-led journey through Wind River Canyon and Hot Springs and learn about the region’s fascinating geology.

Program Notes

Participants will receive the Basic Field Techniques Certificate, enabling them to volunteer for the foundation any time, and offer evidence of field competence at other museums. Please see this website for more in depth information at http://www.bhbfonline.org/Elderhostel/ .

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Short walks, 1-2 miles, over flat terrain on field trip. Elevations of 4,300 feet.

Coordinated by Big Horn Basin Foundation.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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