Dig for Dinosaurs This Summer
With the winter holiday season soon to be behind us, many of you may have started making plans for this coming summer break. In past summers, I have gone to Montana to dig for dinosaur fossils to bring back to Priory. It is my pleasure to announce that this summer, I have arranged to take 5-15 Priory students with me for a week of summer paleontology field experience. These students will get to work alongside real paleontologists as they learn how to identify prehistoric animals, excavate and preserve fossil finds, use GPS, and how the geography of an area changes over millions of years. It will be a wonderful opportunity for students to get their hands dirty by actively engaging in the science concepts they learned about since 7th grade geology.
The trip will take place July 10-16, 2016. Students and teachers will fly from St. Louis to Minneapolis to Billings, Montana. Once in Billings we will connect with the paleontologists and the Adventure-360 tour group that will drive us to Jordan, Montana. We will be lodging at Jordan and doing the field work in the surrounding area. Cost will be $999.00 plus airfare.
There will be an information night at the Priory library on Friday, January 8 (4:30 – 5:00 for JS students and 5:00 – 5:30 for HS students) which will provide more detailed information about the trip. You can also get more information on the Adventure-360 website.
Please RSVP by email if you are interested in attending the info night: email@example.com.
Mr. William Bander
Priory Science Faculty