Prepare yourself for the
“Moment of Discovery”
1802 US Highway 14 E
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 in
the Earth Sciences, led by professional geoscientists.
Each year, GeoScience Adventures, a public outreach organization comprising an instructional staff of professional geoscientists, offers teacher workshops that carry both recertification and enrichment credits. Since the year 2000, these summer workshops are conducted as a series of three-day short courses that explore the geological and paleontological record of northern Wyoming. The workshops are open to educators and everyone that is interested in spending three days in the field learning geological and paleontological concepts from professional scientists. College and Professional Teachers Credits available.
The workshops are developed and led by members of our , assisted by visiting instructors who are respected geoscientists with many years of experience in their respective fields of expertise. Our 2015 instructors and guest lecturers included several noted professional scientists/educators including; Dr. Erik Kvale, Dr. Michael Brett-Surman, Dr. Tom Holtz, and Dr. Carol Hotton. We believe that we have the best instructional team of its type and our workshop participants agree.
Dr. Brett-Surman and Dr. Hotton with 2016 workshop attendees at
Red Canyon Ranch Dinosur digsite
We 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” to increase the participant’s knowledge of earth science. These workshops 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.
NOTE: Participants should be physically able to spend three days in the field in rugged open terrain, carrying their own water and supplies – backpacks and good hiking shoes recommended. See workshops .
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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