• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Self Guided

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides an excellent outdoor classroom for your students. Students can see real world examples that will enhance the instruction of earth sciences.

There are a variety of lesson plans that you can use for pre and post visit activities. While at the Monument, your group can view fossils and learn about the geology of the area in the visitor center, the outdoor exhibit area, and on the one-mile, Petrified Forest Loop.

The Monument can also provide self-guided booklets for some of the trails and the homestead along with other ideas of how to use your time wisely and meet your educational objectives.

If you are planning to bring your class to the Monument, please call the Monument's education coordinator for more information and ideas at (719) 748-3253

Did You Know?

FLFO_bowfin fish

Fish are the most abundant vertebrates at the Florissant fossil beds, and the bowfin is the most primitive fish found here. The modern bowfin is considered a “living fossil” and is found in freshwater bodies of eastern North America.This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...