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?
Railroad workers played a major role in the discovery of fossils from the Green River Formation. In the late 1860's, Union Pacific workers uncovered the first major fossil fish beds (Lake Gosiute) near the town of Green River, Wyoming.