2013 Summer Field Paleontology Camps

Open to the Public, Non-Credit Options
Make this a summer to remember!

Little Houston Quarry - Sundance, Wyoming (5 days)   FULL

Dates: July 22-26; July 29-August 2.
For over twenty years the Little Houston Quarry west of Sundance, Wyoming has provided a detailed picture of late Jurassic life in eastern Wyoming. Dinosaurs are found in abundance at this site. Help us document and excavate all of your Morrison Formation favorites, including Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, and all kinds of small reptiles and mammals. Led by Dr. Darrin Pagnac. Cost is $600 per person for 5 days (or $1100 for all 10 days) and includes field supplies, handouts, instruction fees, and daily transportation to the site from Sundance.

Family Paleontology Camp (2 Days)

Dates:  July 11-12.
Join this two-day camp to learn how to make fossil replicas at the SDSM&T Museum of Geology in Rapid City, and participate in a fossil field day. This camp is open to families with children ages 6 and up. Cost is $150 for two days per person, and includes instruction fees, supplies, handouts, and transportation to and from the field trip site. Coordinated by Museum of Geology staff.

Please note that paleontology field camps for academic credit require a separate registration. Please visit http://geologyfieldcamp.sdsmt.edu/Paleontology%20Field%20Camp.htm for more information about for-credit options.

For more information on any of these camps, contact:

501 E. Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701
1-800-544-8162 ext. 2467

Please Be Aware:

NO PETS are allowed to accompany participants to field sites, and, due to insurance reasons, all persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who must also be a registered participant.

The Museum accepts payment for the Fossil Camps and Family Paleontology Camp by VISA or MasterCard, money order, cashier's check, or personal check. Payment must be received 14 days prior to the start of the session. Please note you may sign up for more than one session.
NOTICE:  Because of the hazardous nature of fieldwork, you must be covered by your own personal medical insurance. You are responsible for your own conduct. You may be dropped from the program with no refund if your conduct is criminal, dangerous, offensive or otherwise unacceptable. No illegal drugs or weapons (including firearms, knives and fireworks) are allowed. Anyone in possession of these items will be immediately dropped from the program without refund. South Dakota law and SDSM&T policy forbid the possession or use of alcohol on university projects. No tobacco products of any kind are allowed in National Park Service facilities, on the SDSM&T campus or at field sites. If you have known or suspected health problems that might adversely affect your ability to perform under field conditions, you must notify the instructors in advance, provide documentation of the problem from your doctors, and ensure that you have proper medication and arrange any other accommodations needed before your arrival.