• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Paleontologist's Path

Grades 7 to 12

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 [292k PDF File]

Paper Fossils [2mb PDF File]

Fossil Identification Packet [6.5mb PDF File]

Leaf Manual [749k PDF File]

Vocabulary [15k PDF File]

Did You Know?

FLFO_gingko

This is the first and only fossil gingko leaf from Florissant fossil beds. The gingko is a “living fossil” as the genus appeared approximately 250 million years ago, but the modern species can still be found in China.