Welcome Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, and Friends.
Dinosaur Ridge is ready to help with the many challenges of engaging kids during nationwide school closures. If you’ve just become a homeschooler or are simply looking for activities to keep your kiddos occupied, we’ve got you covered! We’ll be posting activities and exercises here as well as adding links to our Facebook page.
Much of the content featured below is free, but we welcome donations to help us weather this incredible financial storm and be ready to open in the near future. A donation of $2-$5 per activity is suggested. Donate today.
And, you can always download our audio tour (accompanied by pictures) if you are venturing out the Ridge or hanging out on your couch. Purchase or learn more about our Audio Tour.
Educational Virtual Tour
We are pleased to offer a virtual tour of Dinosaur Ridge! The virtual content includes a 30-40 minute video tour of 8 fossil and geology interpretive stops on Dinosaur Ridge, supporting slides relating to the tour stops, an educator’s guide including lesson plans and science standards, and student activities. To learn more and register for the virtual experience, click here.
GUIDES & WORKBOOKS:
FAMILY FIELD GUIDE
Read, color, and complete activities together for more hands-on learning about Dinosaur Ridge. Perfect for 5-11-year-olds – see a sample (English sample page, Spanish sample page). Available in the online store for $5. English version. Spanish version.
FOSSILS & FUN WORKBOOK
This workbook is perfect for future paleontologists, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal lovers to do science in a whole new way.
Learn how Ancestral Puebloans used a method called ‘coil and scrape’ pottery, that is still being used today. Great, creative project for 8-11-year olds.
Let’s get this activity started and learn all about stalactites and stalagmites!
What’s in a name? You gotta play to find out! Download the pdf below or above, but read the instructions first!
It’s time to dive into owl pellets? What are owl pellets, link and learn folks…link and learn!
Create your own geologic model of Colorado’s Front Range. Download the pdf below are above but be sure to read the instructions first!
This exercise is a real hoot and you’ll learn lots of great information about Colorado birds.
Download and let your kiddos color away!
|Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center||Shark teeth, Shells, and Ammonites||Track Site|
|Crocodile Creek||Handprint||Dinosaurs & Dogs - I|
|Dogs & Dinosaurs II||Brontosaurus Bulges||Bones Bed|