2018 – Fossil Boot Camp 101
Stones ‘n Bones reached more than 40 community members interested in the introductory Fossil Boot Camp classes offered to the Cañon City Geology Club (CCGC) and to the PCC Mini-College in March of 2018. Students with no familiarity with fossils joined others who had already been bitten by the fossil bug in a morning of fossil immersion. Some students take the class over and over. Many request a Fossil Boot Camp 102, which we are working on.
CCGC members graduated from Fossil Boot Camp
In Fossil Boot Camp, students get hands experience with 18 different fossils in their own fossil kits, learning the anatomy, diversity, age, and importance of these creatures of the past.
In addition to the fossil kits and lockers, participants study the Stones ‘n Bones fossil collection with emphasis on illustrating ammonite sutures, trilobite genal spines, the serrations on a 4.25″ megaladon tooth, the cellular structure of dinosaur bones (complete with legal papers from the State Paleontologist’s desk), and polished and unpolished Wyoming turritella agate. Details of the familiar snail’s intricate anatomy helps students appreciate these common creatures.