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DINOSAUR RIDGE FIELDTRIPS
2017 Field Trips

Green River Fossil Fish Dig
Friday May 26 through Sunday May 28, 2017

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, May 26 through 28, 2017 for an amazing weekend excursion! This trip will visit the Ancient Lake Fossils private, commercial quarry in the Green River Formation near Fossil Butte National Monument in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

During this trip we will dig in their active split fish quarry and keep the fish you uncover! Friday evening will feature guest speaker Arvid Aase (Fossil Butte National Monument, National Park Service). Saturday evening will feature guest speakers, Ancient Lake Fossils Inc. quarry owner Adam Lindgren, quarry staff Dain Hanson, and Dinosaur Ridge staff Blake Sullivan.

Dates: May 26 through May 28, 2017
Cost: $550/person (Dinosaur Ridge members and volunteers qualify for a $25 discount)
Contact: Blake Sullivan at Dinosaur Ridge. Volunteer@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107

Click here to download the application form (PDF)

Fee includes:

  • Hotel
  • Dig
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast two days
  • Lunch two days
  • Two evening lectures
  • Tools provided at dig (can bring own)

Restrictions:

  • Anyone under 18 years of age must attend with an adult (valid ID required). All ages welcome.
  • Limited walking field trip, not wheelchair accessible.
  • Hammers and chisels provided, but if you have your own, please bring.
  • Water and sodas provided while at the Quarry. Bring your own water bottle.
  • Limited to 24 attendees (pending interest). Need 18 participants for trip to occur.
  • $125 non-refundable deposit due with RSVP.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday May 26

  1. Meet at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center 7:30am-7:45am
  2. Depart Dinosaur Ridge in vans at 8:00am (no wiggle room on this due to the schedule)
  3. Drive 6-7 hours.
  4. Check in at 3pm at the Best Western Kemmerer, Wyoming
  5. Head out to Fossil Butte National Monument Visitor Center 5:00pm
  6. Arvid Aase talk 5:30-7pm (talk plus Q&A) – Preservation and Museum Curation
  7. Dinner on your own (many places close around 8pm in town)
Saturday May 27
  1. Breakfast provided by hotel: 6am-7:30am Load up vans at 8am to head to the Quarry
  2. Digging from 8:30am-1pm
  3. Lunch provided – Subway catering
  4. After lunch free time back at hotel or we can tour Fossil Butte National Monument Visitor Center. No cost.
  5. Adam Lindgren talk 4pm-5:30pm (talk plus Q&A) – The Commercial Side of Paleontology
  6.  Dinner on your own (many places close around 8pm in town)

Sunday May 28

  1. Breakfast provided by hotel: 6am-7:30am
  2. Hotel Check out before we head to the quarry (we won’t be returning to the hotel)
  3. Load up vans at 8am to head to the Quarry
  4. Digging from 8:30am-1pm
  5. Lunch provided – Pizza Hut Catering
  6. Leave Kemmerer at 2pm
  7.  Arrive at Dinosaur Ridge around 8-9pm

Schedule is tentative and may change as we get closer to the field trip date. All registrants will be notified of any schedule change via e-mail. For detailed information and to register, please contact Blake Sullivan at Dinosaur Ridge. Volunteer@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107

Click here to download the application form (PDF)

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