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General What is myFOSSIL? Who is behind myFOSSIL? What do you mean by “myFOSSIL is a social learning site”? Why am I being asked to provide consent for research with myFOSSIL? Connecting with Others How do I update my status? How do I add a friend? What’s a comment? How do I send a message […]

Field Opportunities

Museum of the Rockies Field Camp This research-oriented program accepts volunteers during the summers. Volunteers dedicate at least three weeks of fieldwork, working in the Two Medicine, Morrison and/or Hell Creek Formations of Montana. There is no fee for the program, although volunteers must provide their own transportation, camping gear and other relevant supplies. Food and […]

Find Fossils

These resources include information on museums, parks, and other places to find fossils. Are we missing a site? Leave us a comment and we will add it!   California   Museums Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA In the Dinosaur Hall, exacavate specimens, discover new dinosaurs you’ve never heard of, […]

Fossil Parks

There are a number of dedicated fossil parks around the U.S., where you can observe, collect, and in most cases keep the fossils you find. See the map below–these dedicated fossil parks are listed in RED. You may collect fossils at these locations, but please call the parks in advance for their policies. See list […]

FOSSIL Project Newsletters

Volume 3, Issue 3, September/October 2016 | FOSSIL Project Newsletter September 2016 pdf National Fossil Day Amateur Spotlight: Lorrie McWhinney & Angela Matthias, Western Interior Paleontological Society Club Corner: North Carolina Fossil Club by Linda McCall Featured Fossil: Ancient Bison Tooth–Or Not? Introducing the Burn Test by Erin Peterson-Lindberg Research: Mosasaurs: Cold or Warm Blooded […]