6276
Thermopolis
Dinosaur Bone Preservation: From the Jurassic to the Lab
Discover the Late Jurassic Period at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, where you’ll help paleontologists preserve dinosaur bones, make castings, identify specimens and explore dig sites.
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Program No. 6276RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Thermopolis, WY
D
Quality Inn

Activity note: I will pick you up at the Quality Inn at 5:45 pm. We will have dinner at the Safari Club at the Days Inn. **The food options in Thermopolis are VERY limited. I will do what I can to accommodate you, but be aware that Thermopolis is a town of under 3,000 people and we do not have the same options as places in a city.

Afternoon: Check Into Hotel

Dinner: Participants will have dinner at the Safari Club Restaurant which is located in the Days Inn. I will pick up the participants at the Quality Inn at 5:45 pm on Sunday Evening.

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

DAY
2
Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Introduction to Preparation Lab
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity 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: Noon- 1 pm at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Work in the center's bone preparation lab

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

Evening: Free Time

DAY
3
Prepping Bones in the Preparation Lab
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

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

Lunch: Noon - 1 pm Lunch at a local restaurant

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

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

Evening: Free Time

DAY
4
Wind River Canyon & Thermopolis Hot Springs
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity 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 the Hotel

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

Lunch: Noon - 1 pm Lunch at a local restaurant in Thermopolis.

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

Dinner: Dinner at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and a presentation from our staff Paleontologist.

Evening: Free Time

DAY
5
Preparation Lab all Day
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity note: Depending on the group and weather permitting, we may take optional fossil collecting trips.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

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

Lunch: Noon - 1 pm. Lunch at a local restaurant in Thermopolis.

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

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Thermopolis.

Evening: Free Time

DAY
6
Certification Test, Molding & Casting, Program Concludes
Thermopolis, WY
B

Activity 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






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