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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, then this is the camp for you. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to prep, collect, mold, and cast fossils for examination in our state of the art  Paleontology Research Lab.

The resources in our 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. 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!

ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be evaluated.

  1. Submit the online registration.
  2. Submit a Student Interests Statement along with the online registration. In no more than 400 words, answer the following in a short essay:
    • More about you and your interests
    • Why you want to attend this camp and what you hope to learn
    • What attributes you bring to the camp
  3. Provide contact information (name, email and phone number) of a trusted teacher so that we can ask that they complete a brief recommendation survey for the student. 

It's important to note that acceptance into each camp is not guaranteed. Evaluation and notification will take place for each student after the registration form, personal essay, and teacher recommendation are completed and returned to SD Mines Summer Camps.


REGISTER NOW Payments and Forms

Date: July 12-17, 2020
Cost: $995
Grades: 9th-12th   

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • $300 registration deposit, applied to cost of program  
     
    For more information:

Contact Admissions,   
(605) 394-2414                                       Youth.Programs@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.
 


 

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