Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Fossil Digs

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Environmental & Science Education
Earth Science
Edward Hessler

The North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS) offers fossil digs for non-specialists. has announced its 2019 fossil digs.

The season runs from late June through the middle of August. Participants must be at least 13 years old with the exception of Family Days when the minimum age is 10 years old (these are half-day only).

Each dig is one or more days in length but if you are a first time digger, there is a limit of two days. Digs includes dinosaurs, fossil plants and animals. Physical requirements are based on walking/hiking and terrain."Beginnner" sites involve minimal walking; "intermediate" sites are moderate in distance and terrain; and "experienced" sites require more hiking/walking over rough surfaces.

Information about this program, including past years, is found in the NDGS announcement of the 2019 fossil digs. Becky Barnes is an NDGS paleontologist who is involved in this program. You may learn more about her and view a short video here.

Space is limited and fill fast.

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