Additional Educational Resources
Field Trips School groups are always welcome at Fossil Butte National Monument. To avoid schedule conflicts, please call one to two months in advance. Programs are designed to fit the length of visit, age of participants, availability of staff, and specific requests by teachers.
Classroom Visits Rangers are available to make visits to the classroom. Topics do not necessarily need to focus on fossils, but please allow four to six weeks for preparation.
This 11 inch by 17 inch poster invites students to learn what fossils are, how they form and what happens to them by following the "Road to Fossilization".
Road to Fossilization (1.9mb PDF file)
To see data collected from our research quarry, go here.
Links to Fossil Education Materials Find lots of other educational materials at the following links:
Did You Know?
The oldest known bat fossils are from the Fossil Lake deposits of the Green River Formation in southwestern Wyoming.