E-Tracks for March 2017!

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps

Do you have a kiddo that loves rocks, fossils, hiking, and museums? Perhaps our Camps would be perfect for them this summer! The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge are running eight weeks of camp in 2017 and registration is starting to fill up. Sign up as soon as possible to guarantee your Junior Paleontologist or Geologist a spot in one of our weekly sessions!

  • Session 1: Fossils and Fun – June 5-9
  • Session 2: Junior Paleontologists – June 12-16
  • Session 3: Junior Geologists – June 19-23
  • Session 4: Fossils and Fun – June 26-30
  • Session 5: Junior Paleontologists – July 10-14
  • Session 6: Fossils and Fun – July 17-21
  • Session 7: Junior Paleontologists – July 24-28
  • Session 8: Fossils and Fun – July 31-August 4
Contact Erin LaCount at if you have questions.
Camp Details
Registration Form


Boy Scout Day 2017

Join us on May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Boy Scout Day! This special event will host nearly a dozen participating organizations such as the United States Geological Survey, the National Park Service, Morrison Natural History Museum, Bear Creek Lake Park, and many more!

Scouts of all levels can earn requirements for nearly a dozen different badges and pins including Earth Rocks, Digging Into the Past, and the Geology Merit Badge.

Registration is now open! Register your den/pack/troop today by visiting our website for more details or by sending in your registration form.

Event Flyer
Registration Form



Green River Fossil Fish Dig!

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, May 26 through 28, 2017 for an amazing weekend excursion! This trip will visit the Ancient Lake Fossils private, commercial quarry in the Green River Formation near Fossil Butte National Monument in Kemmerer, Wyoming. 

We have filled 13 out of 18 slots! Register today while space is still available!

During this trip we will dig in their active split fish quarry and keep the fish you uncover! Friday evening will feature guest speaker Arvid Aase (Fossil Butte National Monument, National Park Service). Saturday evening will feature guest speakers, Ancient Lake Fossils Inc. quarry owner Adam Lindgren, quarry staff Dain Hanson, and Dinosaur Ridge staff Blake Sullivan.

Dates: May 26 through May 28, 2017
Cost: $550/person (Dinosaur Ridge members and volunteers qualify for a $25 discount)
Contact: Blake Sullivan at Dinosaur Ridge. or 303-697-3466 x 107

Click here to download the application form (PDF)

Fee includes:

  • Hotel
  • Dig
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast two days
  • Lunch two days
  • Two evening lectures
  • Tools provided at dig (can bring own)


  • Anyone under 18 years of age must attend with an adult (valid ID required). All ages welcome.
  • Limited walking field trip, not wheelchair accessible.
  • Hammers and chisels provided, but if you have your own, please bring.
  • Water and sodas provided while at the Quarry. Bring your own water bottle.
  • Limited to 24 attendees (pending interest). Need 18 participants for trip to occur.
  • $125 non-refundable deposit due with RSVP.


Would you like to Volunteer with us?

With the busy season starting around Spring Break, Dinosaur Ridge has a need for more volunteers to work with the public and school-aged children on field trips! We have several great avenues for training and would love to work with folks that have a passion for outdoor education! 

Our biggest need right now is for docents, guides that help orient visitors in our indoor exhibit hall Trek Through Time at the Main Visitor Center. These shifts take place once a week in the morning or afternoon, or you can set up a modified schedule as needed with our volunteer coordinator!

A Dinosaur Ridge Training Session will be taking place on March 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Discovery Center (17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1). From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. is the indoor classroom section of the training, and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be the outdoor hike of Dinosaur Ridge stopping at the fossil and geological sites to see our wonders up close!  RSVP with Blake Sullivan for the classroom, outdoor, or both parts of the training session.

Blake Sullivan
303-697-3466 x 107


Dinosaur Ridge Wins AAPS Educational Grant!

We're proud to announce that Dinosaur Ridge has been awarded the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences "Dan Rigel Memorial Educational Grant." Specifically, Dinosaur Ridge was awarded $1,000 for geological supply equipment for geology lessons at our summer camps. Thank you to AAPS for your incredible generosity and for supporting youth science education!

Stocks for Rocks: Donate Stock Today!

We are now accepting gifts of stock! It's very easy, if you want to donate, we have inked an agreement with Morgan Stanley and are already in the process of receiving our first stock donatin in at least the recent years. It's a different way to give! Contact Executive Director Jeff Lamontagne at if you want to learn more!

Full Calendar of Events 2017

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