Monday, December 10, 2007

2008 Cincinnati Museum Center Dinosaur Field School Dates Announced

Cincinnati Museum Center has opened registration for it's 2008 Dinosaur Field School in the Bighorn Basin of Montana. If you’re interested in dinosaurs and want to participate in a real dig, this is the trip for you! This week-long session will give you a wide range of experience in the basic principles and techniques of geology and paleontology. Training and collecting supplies will be provided by Cincinnati Museum Center staff under the direction of Dr. Glenn Storrs, curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.

You’ll learn to extract dinosaur fossils from rock using hand tools, how to gather and document field data and how to “field jacket” the fossils in burlap and plaster for shipment to the museum. You’ll come to understand the dramatic and beautiful regional geology through field trips and informal lectures.

The experience is open to adults and teens, ages 13-17 who are accompanied by an adult. You will be working outdoors and living in a rustic camp setting in mountainside cabins. We are working along the northwestern flank of the Bighorn Mountains of south-central Montana on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

July 6-13
Week 2
July 13-20

CMC Members: $1250
CMC non-Members: $1350
Fees includes all instruction, collecting tool rental, lodging, meals and transportation to and from camp once in Red Lodge. Transportation to Billings, Montana, from your home and back is not included. Lodging is dormitory-style, with separate men’s and women’s cabins. Private cabins may also be available by early registration.

Space is limited, so please register as early as possible. A full registration packet and medical release form will be mailed upon request. A $600 per person non-refundable deposit is required, together with the registration form and signed waivers to secure your reservation. Please call the Museum's Information and Reservation office at (513) 287-7021 or 1-800-733-2077 x7021.

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