• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

The Paleontologist's Path

Grades 1 to 3

The following activities are designed to be downloaded by teachers and used in the classroom. Contact our staff to book an activity at the Monument or for a ranger to visit your classroom. School visits are only available for the Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs areas.

Activity Sheets [241k PDF File]

Concentration Game Cards [543k PDF File]

Paper Fossils [2mb PDF File]

Bingo Player's Cards [1.2mb PDF File]

Bingo Call Cards [5mb PDF File]

Fossil Identification Packet

Short Story [719k PDF File]

Vocabulary [15k PDF File]

Did You Know?

illustration of rhinocerous-like mammal

Fossil remains of a brontothere, a rhinoceros-like creature, have been found in the Florissant fossil beds. Brontotheres were enormous, with some standing over eight feet tall.