to Montana or Utah with Burpee Museum for the adventure of
a lifetime! This is your opportunity
to join the team that discovered and excavated Burpee's T. rex Jane and Homer - a juvenile Triceratops. 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,
this trip will be an experience to remember.
If you are not sure if this is for you, come to one of our Orientation
Sessions to hear more. Read more about Burpee's 2012 field season at the Burpee Lab blog, "No Stone Unturned".
What will we do?
We'll spend up to five week days prospecting for fossils and discovering
specimens to add to the Museum's collection. You'll learn
the fundamentals of dinosaur field work including prospecting,
excavation, plastering, and working at micro-vertebrate locations.
What will we find?
Past Hell Creek expeditions 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.
You have two locations and five sessions to choose from:
Project Utah - Hanksville, Utah
May 27 - 31, 2013 (open
to ages 18+) FULL
June 3 - 7. 2013 (open
to ages 15+)
Highway to Hell Creek - Camp Needmore, Ekalaka, Montana
July 21 - 27, 2013 (open
to ages 15+)
July 28 - August 3, 2013 (open to ages 18+)
Click here to download a 2013 Expeditions Flyer!
Rates are per person. Ask about discounts for returning crew members. Space is limited.
|Utah Daily Rate, 3 day minimum
|Utah 5-Day Specials
|Camp Needmore, Montana (Includes food and lodging.)
Rates are per person and do NOT include transportation
to and from Montana or Utah. The rate DOES include:
UTAH Transportation from Hanksville to the field sites each day and the right to prospect & excavate according to the Burpee's Federal permit. The daily rate allows great flexibility; only week days are "field days" and there is a three day minimum. Print the Utah accommodations sheet, click here.
MONTANA Transportation to the field sites each day and the right to prospect & excavate according to the Burpee's Federal permit. The weekly rate also includes 6 nights accomodations, meals and snacks. Print the Montana "what to expect from the kitchen" sheet, click here
Applications will be accepted after November 15, 2012.
Call 815.965.3433 ext 1015 or email Hillary for more information.
Click Here to download a 2013 Expedition Application
*Rates are per person and include the right to excavate and
prospect for fossils under Burpee's permit on federally owned
land. Rates do not include transportation to and from Montana
or Utah. Federal law requires that all vertebrate fossils collected
be deposited into the collection of Burpee Museum of Natural
History. You will be credited with the discovery of all specimens
you collect and your finds will be a valuable asset to the
Museum for research, display, and education. Burpee Museum of Natural History reserves the right to refuse service and choose crew members.
Expedition Trips Orientation Dates:
We will be holding two Expedition Orientations at the museum - dates and times coming soon. You do not have to be registered for an expedition session to come to an orientation. At the orientations we will go through what we do while in the field and you'll have an oppotunity to learn all
you need to know to get the most out of your adventure and
get any questions answered. Public welcome.
HANKSVILLE-BURPEE DINOSAUR QUARRY TOURS:
Burpee Museum will be hosting FREE public tours of the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry in Hanksville, Utah. 2013 Dates and Times will be announced soon!
Each tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Guests should allow sufficient time to reach the quarry from the road. The quarry is 8 miles from the main road, Highway 24, on a native surfaced road; the trip takes approximately 30 minutes.
For the 2012 Hanksvile-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry tour flier, click here.
Links: WIU Alumni News or WIU Dr Bonnan Home Page or NIU Article or UTAH BLM PR or Salt Lake Tribune Article or MSNBC Utah Story or Caineville Inn Utah.