The DIG Box


All DIG box and sediment requests are suspended while stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines are in place. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Teachers who participate in the DIG Field School can borrow the DIG Box, which includes  lesson plans and activities, real and replica fossils, and more.


Teachers’ experiences working in the field with UW paleontologists directly translates in the classroom through the DIG Box curriculum, which DIG scientists developed in collaboration with the Burke Museum education staff and teachers. The DIG Box is modeled after the Burke’s successful Burke Box program.

DIG Box 1

The DIG Box contains 10 classroom activities designed to familiarize students with geology and paleontology while teaching them about what researchers actually do in the field and lab. These activities can be adjusted for grades K-12.


Check out the first introductory lesson or take a look at the list of DIG Box contents.

Or, download all the DIG Box lessons as PDFs:

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