Prepare yourself for the
“Moment of Discovery”
1802 US Hwy 14E
Shell, WY 82441
Phone: (307) 765-2259
or (866) 765-2259 toll free
Geoscience Educational Adventures
In the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming
Click on links below for more information!
Join us in northern Wyoming for educational field workshops on
geology and paleontology, led by professional geoscientists.
GeoScience Adventures, a public outreach organization comprising an instructional staff of professional geoscientists, offers teacher workshops that carry both recertification and graduate credits. These summer workshops are conducted as a series of three-day short courses that explore the geological and paleontological record of the Bighorn Basin and Big Horn Mountain in northern Wyoming.
Workshop participants learn to read and interpret the geological record of paleoenvironments, paleoclimate, ancient ecosystems, and mountain building events. In addition, new techniques and concepts are taught that can be readily adapted to various grade levels. Teachers taking the workshops for credit must develop and submit a lesson-plan derived from their workshop experience. Assessment of the program based on discovery-based exercises, post-workshops evaluations, and anecdotal feedback indicate that participants substantially increase their confidence and interest in teaching earth-science concepts. Professional recertification credits or college credits available – see workshops .
Drs. Brett-Surman and Farlow with Workshop Participants
at the Red Canyon Ranch Dinosaur Digsite
Our educational workshops utilize the extensive geological and dinosaur fossil resources of Shell Valley in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin, along with the nearby Big Horn Mountains, as “living classrooms” in order to increase the participant’s knowledge of earth science. These workshops will visit world-class dinosaur fossil-bearing localities with scientists who have done extensive research on these deposits. The basin is home to no less than four major dinosaur digsites, plus well over 1,000 documented ancient mammal and plant scientific collection sites.
The majority of the field activities are conducted near Shell, Wyoming, which is ideally located 15 miles east of Greybull, Wyoming, 60 miles east of Cody, Wyoming, and is only a two hour drive from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
We invite you to browse through this site to learn more about:
- Why paleontologists call Shell Valley the “Real Jurassic Playground”
- The multi-layered geology and natural resources of Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin
A vacation in the Bighorn Basin that includes one or more of our workshops would allow you to pursue “Lifelong Learning” while enjoying the area’s natural resources.
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Last updated: January 24, 2014
Geoscience Adventures ~ 1802 US Hwy 14E ~ Shell, Wyoming 82441
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