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 tools are provided. Research at the field sites are led by museum staff and graduate students.  Sadly, there are no field programs planned for 2016.  Check this site for more information.

New Jersey State Museum Paleontology Field Camp

NJ-State-Museum-PhotoJoin the New Jersey State Museum’s Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project on a expedition to the fossil-rich rocks of Montana and Wyoming. Participants will find, collect, and document fossils such as dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, fish, mammals, invertebrates, and plants from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Work alongside paleontologists and be a part of this decades-long research project. Spots are limited – register soon!  For details, please contact Jason Schein at [email protected].

Dates are:
July 10-16, 2016
July 17-23, 2016
July 24-30, 2016


The Dig Field School

The Discoveries in Geosciences (DIG) Field School connects K-12 teachers with real scientists from the University of Washington and the Burke Museum. Teachers and paleontologists work side by side to investigate the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of mammals at an active research site in Montana. After the Field School, the DIG helps teachers translate their experiences and bring real science into their classrooms. Teachers also have access to ongoing professional development and teaching resources as well as the DIG Box, a traveling “mini museum” that includes fossils and lesson plans.
Apply soon – applications are due by March 31, 2016!  If you miss the deadline, you can sign up here to receive an announcement of when next year’s application period begins.

The Marmarth Research Foundation Dinosaur Field Expeditions

The Marmarth Research Foundation (MRF) is conducting more field research in 2016 and accepts applications from volunteers to assist with the project. MRF is unique in that it provides the opportunity to learn both field and preparation techniques.  Visit the MRF website for more information.