Date: Saturday, October 19 from 9 am-3 pm
Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge on Saturday, October 19! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited as well as non-scouts. Representatives from local STEM-focused organizations will lead hands-on activities for Girl Scouts working towards earning badges! National Fossil Day is also October 16, so come learn about fossils and celebrate in honor of this special day.
The event starts at 9 a.m. and Girl Scouts have until 3 p.m. to complete activities. Troops and families should allow at least two hours to complete activities and plan to arrive no later than 1 p.m.
This is not a drop off event. Girl Scouts and other youth must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian. Children are not permitted to attend without supervision.
View the list of Girl Scout Requirements (pdf) for the 2019 event.
Things to bring:
- Water, jacket, hat, sunscreen, and snacks.
- Good walking shoes. Your camera. Your friends or family.
- Wear your vest or sash to show off your Girl Scout pride!
- A camera to document the day and share photos on social media using #GSColo or @GSColo
- The desire to learn about the creatures that walked the earth millions of years ago.
Things to remember at Dinosaur Ridge:
- We are an outdoor museum. This means that our fossils, bones, and you are exposed to the elements. Please bring a jacket, a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water.
- We have water and soda available for purchase in our Main Visitor Center Gift Shop.
- We do not have an on-site restaurant. There will be a few local food trucks onsite for this event and you can bring your own lunch or snacks if you will be hungry on the Ridge.
- Where can I picnic? We have several picnic tables in front of and behind our Main Visitor Center Gift Shop.
- Please deposit all trash in our designated trash and recycling bins.
- There are port-o-lets located on the Ridge (on the east side just uphill from the main tracksite)
- No climbing or collecting
- Hiking trail – Jefferson County Open Space maintains a trail on top of the Ridge.
- Take advantage of our interpretive signs along the Ridge to learn about the paleontology, geology, and natural history of Dinosaur Ridge and Colorado.
- Although the Ridge is closed to vehicular traffic, we have many cyclists who enjoy Dinosaur Ridge along with our pedestrian walkers. Please stay in the walking lane—the side closest to the Ridge during your journey.
- Online registration is now closed.
- Walk-Up Registration (Day of – onsite – registration closes at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19): $10.00/Girl Scout, $6.00/adults and other youth
A National Fossil Day patch is included in the price for Girl Scouts and patches will be given out at check-in on the day of the event.