• The Agate Fossil Hills where mammal fossils were excavated in the early 1900's

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Volunteer

volunteer working on project

Volunteers work on many different projects.

Volunteers-in-parks have provided Agate Fossil Beds with much in the way of work, expertise and service.

Carpentry, expertise in specialized areas, assistance in building an educational program for area schools and even hostess duties have been utilized here.

For volunteer opportunities with Agate Fossil Beds National Monument please contact Park Volunteer Coordinator AJ Legault by phone (308-436-9790) or e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Picture of the Agate Springs Ranch taken in 1898.

The name, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, came from the name of James Cook’s Agate Springs Ranch. Travelers to the ranch would say that they were going to Agate. The agate in the area is of a moss agate type, but is not a reason why the park was established. More...