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Dinosaur Dig Summer Camp (ages 5-18) June 8
From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Each family can sign up 1 adult and any of their children. It will be $55 per adult and $55 per student. If you wish to sign up a second adult, the cost is $110 for that adult.
This event is open to all ages as long as an adult accompanies them.
Our goal for the Dinosaur Homeschool Program is to inspire the next generation of scientists through hands-on learning, both inside and out. Here are some things you should know before you arrive at the Dinosaur Center!
The program starts promptly at 9:00am at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center in Bynum, so it’s best to get here 15 minutes early. We will quickly go over our learning goals for our morning in the field, as well as some rules regarding the delicate dinosaur bones we will see. We will be taking Dinosaur Center vehicles, so if there are any students in car seats please be prepared to move those over. In the field we will be visiting some of our dig sites, examining the dinosaur bones and other fossils found there. Our hike will be about 1.5 miles total over uneven terrain, with some vertical elevation gain (about a 35̊incline), with lots of breaks along the way. We will be back at the Dinosaur Center between 12:00pm and 12:30pm and will take a break for lunch. We will meet back inside the Dinosaur Center at 1:00pm for the afternoon portion of the program.
In the afternoon, we will go over what we learned in the field that morning and learn more about the methods paleontologists use to prepare the fossils. This will be followed by an opportunity to work in the prep lab alongside our own paleontologists! We will wrap up around 3:00pm.
8:45 – Arrive early at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center.
9:00am – Program begins with a short presentation.
9:15am – Leave in Dinosaur Center vehicles to go in to the field.
12:00pm – Arrive back at the Dinosaur Center and break for lunch.
1:00pm – Meet back inside the Dinosaur Center for another presentation.
2:00pm – Work alongside paleontologists in the “prep lab.”
3:00pm – Program wraps up.
Things to Bring
– Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
– Long pants (recommended)
– Bug spray (recommended)
– Wide-brimmed hat
– Notebook & pen/pencil
– Your own pack lunch
– Allergy or other medications if needed
– Car seats for children under age six weighing less than sixty pounds
– Your enthusiasm!
We will have plenty of water for everyone to drink! We fully expect that the weather will be nice, but in the event that it is not we will have alternative indoor lessons and activities for the students in the morning. If you have any questions regarding this program you can contact me at [email protected] or (406)469-2211.
See you soon!
Stacia Martineau Assistant Director