• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Paleontologist's Path

Grades 4 to 6

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 [1mb PDF File]

Power Point for Activity Sheets [8mb Microsoft Power Point File]

Paper Fossils [2mb PDF File]

Fossil Identification Packet [6.5mb PDF File]

Leaf Manual [749k PDF File]

Vocabulary [15k PDF File]

Other Resources

National Park Service Teacher Resources

Did You Know?

FLFO_bird diagram

This new bird specimen is the sixth identifiable bird from the Florissant Formation. In addition to the six birds, there are only seven other bird fossils including feathers, impressions, or partial skeletons.