Paleotrek 2013: One for the Books

Saint Louis Science Center Paleotrekkers show off their fossil finds
Paleotrek 2013 Finds
Saint Louis Science Center Paleotrekkers show off their fossil finds
Paleotrek 2013 Finds

This year’s Science Center trip to Jordan, Montana was nothing less than a success! Paleotrek, one of SLSC’s most popular annual programs, took staff and visitors to the badlands of Montana to dig for dinosaur fossils. And oh boy, did we uncover some finds!

From T-rex teeth, to Hadrosaur vertebrae, to Triceratops skulls, the SLSC “Paleotrekkers” perfected their excavating skills with amazing finds. Triceratops seemed to dominate this digging season: as two of this year’s most impressive finds included a 5 foot Triceratops frill and almost complete Triceratops skull. The frill will make its way to SLSC later this year, but the Triceratops skull remains in Montana waiting for new participants to finish excavating it next year! Another noteworthy find this year was a 65 million year old complete turtle shell that will eventually find its new home in the Fossil Prep Lab.

Next year’s Paleotrek dates are already set:

June 15-21 OR June 22-28, 2014

If this season’s loot is an indication of next summer’s success, we will be swimming in fossils!

Contact travelprograms@slsc.org for more information.

Written by Grace Niswander, Earth Sciences Educator

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