Family Paleontology Camp
Now accepting for 2017!
July 11 - 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (time for exploring the area afterwards)
Age: 12 to 16 (see details below)
Limited to 10 children accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian
Cost is $225 per child / adult pair
Participants will experience the life of a paleontologist - everything from field collecting and cleaning fossils to studying and photography to writing in a field note book throughout the camp. During field collecting, participants will be able to keep what they find.
Because of the depth of this camp, participants must meet these criteria:
1) Children are between 12 - 16 years old as of July 1.
2) Parent, grandparent or legal guardian will agree to actively participate with the child for the duration of the camp.
3) Child must have a interest in fossils for at least 2 years prior to this camp.
4) Prefer that child has a career goal in paleontology and/or has their own fossil collection.
Priority will be given to first-time participants. Limit to 10 child / adult pairs. As you might gather, this "career camp" is not geared for those without a serious interest in fossils!
Click here for a look at the three-day itinerary.
Children will be accepted only with actively engaged adults.
How to Register
Sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 283-4999.
Family Paleontology Campers collect Upper Ordovician Creating a Devonian food web
colonial corals on an outcrop. Corals look like lumps and learning about who ate who
sticking out at the upper part of the rock exposure. 390 million years ago.
Looking for Waldron Shale fossils near Recording data in a field notebook, part
Sellersburg Stone, courtesy IMI, Inc. of the paleontology camp experience.
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Updated February 5, 2017