Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has hosted approximately 50 paleontology interns from 1997 to 2017, and the number is still growing. Both undergraduate and graduate students spend the summer working on various projects such the inventory and monitoring of fossil sites, digitization of collections, paleontology outreach and curriculum design, excavations, assisting with preparing materials for publication, archives management, creating plans and an application for a new Geopark – Gold Belt Scenic Byway, and research.
These interns have been sponsored by multiple organizations including the National Park Service Geologists in the Parks, the Association of Women Geoscientists, the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, and the Geological Society of America. In recent years, most of the interns have been accepted through the Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America Program.
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Additional information about some of the more recent projects can be found below.