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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.
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.
Delve into Wyoming's compelling geologic history — dinosaurs did roam this corner of the earth! Nearly 150 million years ago, dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, Camarasaurus, and Allosaurus roamed and thrived on the land that is now modern-day Wyoming. Investigate the lives of these fascinating Jurassic creatures as you help paleontologists from the Wyoming Dinosaur Center (WDC) prepare dinosaur bones for preservation and display. Gain hands-on experience in the molding and casting process to create bone replicas, and get in-depth insight into the museum’s dinosaur exhibits and collections. Learn about Wind River Canyon and the World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs, and explore the dig sites under excavation by the WDC.


• Earn a Basic Lab Preparation Techniques Certification, a status offering evidence of field competence for future museum work.
• Under the instruction of paleontologists, prepare bones in the lab and learn molding and casting techniques used to make replicas of the specimens.
• Weather permitting, search for fossils in a Jurassic sea bed or view Native American petroglyphs.

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Please see this website for more in depth information at http://www.bhbfonline.org/Elderhostel/ .
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

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


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