This is your opportunity to join the team that discovered and excavated Burpee’s T. rex, Jane, Triceratops, Homer, and Oviraptor, Pearl. In Utah’s Morrison Formation you will enjoy excavating some of the largest dinosaur bones Burpee has ever collected. Whether you’re a seasoned paleontologist or just curious about the past, Burpee expeditions are an experience to remember. Not sure if this is for you? Come to one of our Orientation Sessions to hear more about an expedition to Montana or Utah. Plus, you can read more about Burpee’s 2013 field season at the Burpee Blog, “No Stone Unturned."
What will we find?
On past Hell Creek expeditions, crew members have uncovered everything from tiny microfossils to entire dinosaurs! A recent Burpee group discovered more than three promising sites containing Edmontosaurus, theropod, and Triceratops remains in Montana. In the Morrison Formation of Utah we have discovered a huge bone bed containing Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, and Apatosaurus remains, and more.
What will we do?
We will spend up to five week days prospecting for fossils and discovering specimens to add to the Museum’s collection. You’ll learn the fundamentals to paleontology field work including prospecting, excavating, plastering and working at micro-vertebrate locations.
Week 1 - July 28- August 1
Week 2 - August 4-8
Rates are per person.
Camp Needmore, Montana
Rates are per person and do NOT include transportation to and from Montana. Ask about discounts for returning crew members. Space is limited.The rate DOES include:
•Food (Meals and snacks)
•Lodging (Six nights accommodations)
•Transportation to the field sites each day
•Right to prospect and excavate according to Burpee's Federal permit