We’re continuing our monthly Sunday fossil parties at the Burke, and would love for you to be there! Please see below for the complete list of dates. During these events participants sort through microfossils, help piece together macrofossils, and take part in a number of other paleo activities. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be co-hosting these events with the Northwest Paleontological Association (NPA), which is a Seattle-based organization for professional and amateur paleontologists of all ages. You can read more about the NPA by visiting their websitehere.
New for this year: we will have an invited speaker for many (hopefully all) of the events! Stay tuned for a list of the presenters coming soon. These events are a great way to connect with members of the DIG and other fossil enthusiasts, learn more about paleontology, and get your hands dirty! Moreover, these events can help STEM teachers build their scientific knowledge through direct interaction with authentic data and scientists. Please RSPV firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us an email if you have any questions.
Where: The Burke Room at the Burke Museum in Seattle, WA
When: 11a–2p on select Sundays:
Directions:The Burke Museumis located at the corner of 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St, on the north end of the University of Washington campus. The Burke Room is located on the second floor of the museum, directly to the left as you enter the main entrance.
Due to the large number of applications, we will be making our final acceptance decisions early next week. We will notify applicants via email once the decisions are made. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We are excited to announce the 2016 DIG dates and the opening of the application! The DIG will take place July 28th-August 1st at the Hell Creek State Park in Jordan, MT. Click here for the application page, and please forward the message to anyone interested in the program!
Our latest newsletter is now online! Check it out for details about the 2015 DIG Field School and how to apply, what teachers can expect from their DIG experience, and updates on research activities. Enjoy!