Sponsored by Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center
16831 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge on October 12th, 2013 from 10am to 2pm for International Archaeology Day as part of Earth Science Week along with National Fossil Day and International Astronomy Day. Girl Scouts of all levels will have many opportunities to fulfill badge requirements on this day.
Archaeology booths will include a discussion of Chief Colorow's council tree, dendrochronology, excavation of Quarry 1 at Dinosaur Ridge,
Astronomy booths will include solar viewing, reading a sundial, searching for iron meteorites with a piece to take home, and tentatively an interactive sundial.
Guides will be stationed at the world-famous track site and other fossil sites along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail. Fossil activities at the Visitor Center include sifting for microfossils, dinosaur track painting, a dinosaur dig for kids, PLUS check out the new Triceratops replica skull and Allosaurus model in Trek Through Time.
Organizations attending this day include: National Park Service, Mr. Bones, Legendary Ladies, Butterfly Pavilion, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS), Majestic View Nature Center, Roxborough Park, Molly Brown House Museum, Audubon Center, and Wildlife Experience. Girl Scouts must register at https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/1319.