DINO DIG 2024:
Dinosaurs and Extinctions
WHERE WE GO?
The excavation site is in Eastern Wyoming in a region called the Lance Formation. We are located halfway between Lusk, WY and New Castle, SD. The nearest airport is in Rapid City, SD.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The one-week expedition is
$1000 per adult, $800 for youth.
This includes meals and transportation while in the field, as well as ranch fees.
DINO DIG 2024
Come help excavate a triceratops skeleton for Leap Lab Florida!
We will be collecting dinosaurs in the badlands of Niobrara County in Eastern Wyoming. Hundreds of guest crew, ranging from 4 years old to 84, have joined us since 1996 for a week in the field to learn how natural history and the science of extinction events provide convincing evidence that preserving biodiversity and habitat today is essential to staving off the 6th extinction.
Join us for DINO EXTINCTION EXPEDITION 2024
Session One July 1-6 | Session Two July 8-13
WORKING WITH THE EASTERN WYOMING NATURE CENTER
This expedition aims to support both Leap Lab Ventura and a future Leap Lab Wyoming in Lusk, Wyoming with fossils for exhibits. Located in Niobrara County, the region is home to world-class dinosaur discoveries. Since the late 1800’s the world’s museums have come here to extract fossils, but none have remained in the county – until now.
Leap Lab Wyoming will be “base camp” for annual expeditions to collect dinosaur skeletons for the Eastern Wyoming Science Center and Leap Lab sites across the US. The expeditions focus on natural history, past and present, and the impact of the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and 70% of everything else. What do the previous 5 mass extinctions tell us about the 6th extinction we’re entering now?
Leap Lab Wyoming is where students and educators, families and the public, from across the US can experience a deep dive into natural history in the context of modern ecology.
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