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Summer Camp:  Fossils

Fossils . . . Molding . . . Casting . . . OH MY!

If you are into paleontology enough to work in the field alongside professors and graduate students, and roll up your sleeves as you prep, collect, mold, and cast fossils for examination in the lab, then this camp is for you!

The resources of the brand-new state-of-the-art James E. Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory makes offering this unique camp possible. You will live on campus and, literally, walk the path of paleontologists in the Black Hills and Badlands! The curriculum is designed and taught by full-time engineering and science faculty members. Senior-level students and graduate students will live and work with you all week. You will discuss science and engineering careers with School of Mines faculty members and alumni, and visit work sites where you might use your expertise should you decide to take your studies further.

Students will get a chance to assist School of Mines faculty in fossil collection. Campers' discoveries will be credited and stored in the SD Mines' collections indefinitely - your very own documented contribution to the study of paleontology!


This camp is now full.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date: June 11-16, 2017
Cost: $975
Grades: 9-12 

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • $300 registration fee, applied to cost of program
     
  • Minimum enrollment must be met
  • See camp schedule & other forms.
     

For more information

Contact Youth Camp Coordinator,
TAYLOR DAVIS
(605) 394-1261
Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu
 


Brought to you by —

The SD Mines Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,  teaching geology, geological engineering and paleontology

The Paleontology Camp is directed by Dr. Darrin Pagnac who enjoys sharing a true passion for paleontology with students of all ages.
 


 

Take a quick preview of our lab below!
 

MPRL Tour 360 degrees  

2017 Summer Camps

Modern Manufacturing Methods
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
June 26-30, 2017
Camp Construct
CIVIL ENGINEERING
June 11-16, 2017
Fossils
PALEONTOLOGY CAMP
June 11-16, 2017
What's With the Wild Weather?
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
June 18-23, 2017
Mining and Explosives
MINING ENGINEERING
June 18-23, 2017
Entrepreneur Bootcamp
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
July 9-14, 2017
CBE Institute
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
July 9-14, 2017
Geology Rocks!
GEOLOGY/GEO.ENGINEERING
July 9-14, 2017
Green Chemistry
CHEMISTRY
July 9-14, 2017
Materials, Metallurgy & Forensics
METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
July 10-14, 2017
3D and Beyond!
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
July 16-21, 2017
GenCyber Girls Camp
COMPUTER SCIENCE
July 16-21, 2017



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