Summer Dinosaur Digs

While many people only dream of taking part in a dinosaur excavation, through Colorado Northwestern Community College that dream can become a reality. Located in the heart of dinosaur country CNCC offers you the chance to work alongside professional paleontologists to uncover fossils that have been buried for over 74 million years!

During a two-week session, you will learn about paleontology by digging, brushing, and uncovering a unique fossilized specimen. There is no experience required to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, only a passion for experiencing fossils up close and personal!

CNCC offers optional housing for our participants in our campus dormitories. Participants also have the option to earn college credit during their two-week session.

What will you discover this summer?

The deadline for submission is May 13, 2017. Space is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Camp Cost: $979
Includes: instruction, use of tools, transportation, lunch every day.

Housing & Meals: (optional) $530
Includes: Housing in a residence hall on the CNCC Rangely campus, breakfast and dinner each day, and lunch on non-field days.

Higher Education Credit: (optional) variable
Three hours of geology credit (GEY 229) through CNCC. Tuition is based on residency & other factors. Note: Costs DO NOT include travel to and from Rangely, CO.



Session One
Tuesday, June 13 2017- Saturday, June 24 2017 (Sunday and Monday Release Days)


Session Two

Paleontology Contact Information

CraigEmail: Liz Johnson

Phone: (970) 824-1119