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    Cottonwood Gulch: Paleontology Trek

    Cottonwood Gulch: Paleontology Trek


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, History, Preserving the Environment, Anthropology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The Paleontology Trek is an excellent opportunity for students interested in paleontology and are eager to learn about natural history. Find out more!

    This program gives students the chance to engage with professional Paleontologists from some of New Mexico's most exciting sites! Students will have the opportunity to travel to active excavation sites, where they will participate in unearthing dinosaur bones. They can also expect to work with researchers on digs to learn the technique utilized to process artifacts prior to display in museums. In addition, they may get to tour the Albuquerque Natural History Museum as well as the Meslands Dinosaur Museum! Students will also get the chance to visit the Cottonwood Gulch Basecamp, where they can learn some impressive wilderness skills such as animal tracking and plant identification.

    Cost and Session Information

    Paleontology Trek runs 6/22 - 7/12 --$4,995 which includes 4 credit hours from Mesalands Community College