DIG 2020 Application Now Open!

Apply to the 2020 DIG

photo by Garry Norman

We’re excited to announce the 2020 DIG Field School dates! This year’s DIG will take place July 18–22 at the Hell Creek State Park near Jordan, Montana.

Interested teachers can fill out an application on our website. The application will remain open until March 15 at 11:59 pm PST.

Please share this post with anyone who may be interested in the program, and be sure to check out our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for additional updates!

Join us at the Burke!

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 website here.

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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 to admin@digfieldschool.org, or send us an email if you have any questions.

Event Details:
Where: The Burke Room at the Burke Museum in Seattle, WA
When: 11a–2p on select Sundays:

  • November 19th
  • December 3rd
  • January 21st
  • February 11th
  • March 18th
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd

Directions: The Burke Museum is 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.

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2016 DIG Dates and Application

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!


Pictured above: The 2015 DIG Field School

January/February 2015 Newsletter

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!

Click the image to see the full January/February 2015 Newsletter
Click the image to see the full January/February 2015 Newsletter