Camp Clades and Spades

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Camp Clades and Spades with Montana Learning Center

Montana Learning Center partners with Carter County Museum in Ekalaka, MT each August for a unique camping experience. This adventure includes two days of field expeditions to active paleontological dig sites in the Hell Creek Formation, where campers will engage in dinosaur fossil excavation, microsite identification, plant fossil harvesting, amber collection and more. In addition to the activities at the fossil dig sites, campers will tour Carter County Museum, sort material collected in the field, learn the basics of fossil preparation and prepare fossils they gathered at the digs for display in the Museum. Space is limited to 12 students who are entering 9th – 12th grade.