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Events at Dinosaur Ridge

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, with the help of sponsors and special guests, organize dozens of programs each year for the public, Scout groups, and science organizations.  These special events occur mostly through the Spring, Summer, and early Fall, though our Fireside Chat lecture series goes through the winter.

We have programs for various ages, from our Dinosaur Discovery Days (all ages) to our Fireside Chats and Hike With series’ (adults).  Please call the Visitor Center ahead of time to verify the age appropriateness of a program before attending.

Browse our events page to find a family–friendly activity your whole group can enjoy!

 

Upcoming events:

09/03/2014

New Docent Training, Wednesday, September 3, 12-2pm

 See what volunteering at Dinosaur Ridge’s exhibit hall, Trek Through Time is all about. Greet visitors, collect fees, answer general questions and give short presentations about the objects in the exhibit hall to interested visitors. Trek Through Time is open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Work once a week, once a month or cover open shifts as needed. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/03/2014

TriceraTOTS ($5/child) - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10AM.

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child, adults free. Included is free admission to Trek Through Time for the day. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.)

09/04/2014

Tour Guide Training, Thursday, September 4, 10am-12noon

Brings fossils and geology alive by being a volunteer tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge. Throughout the year, over 17,000 school children take fully guided tours of Dinosaur Ridge or Triceratops Trail with a trained guide. Most of these tours are given free of charge to schools who have 50% or more students receiving free and reduced lunch. These groups range from elementary schools to senior centers, and have between 10-250 participants. Tour Guides lead these groups on a tour of Dinosaur Ridge and interpret the geology and paleontology located here. Guides may work alone with smaller groups or with up to five other Guides for large groups. Great experience for interpretation and education! This opportunity is usually Monday-Friday, outdoors, mainly March-October, and flexible. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training date.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/04/2014

Docent Training, Thursday, September 4, 1-3pm

See what volunteering at Dinosaur Ridge’s exhibit hall, Trek Through Time is all about. Greet visitors, collect fees, answer general questions and give short presentations about the objects in the exhibit hall to interested visitors. Trek Through Time is open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Work once a week, once a month or cover open shifts as needed. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/05/2014

Tour Guide Training, Friday, September 5, 10am-12noon

Brings fossils and geology alive by being a volunteer tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge. Throughout the year, over 17,000 school children take fully guided tours of Dinosaur Ridge or Triceratops Trail with a trained guide. Most of these tours are given free of charge to schools who have 50% or more students receiving free and reduced lunch. These groups range from elementary schools to senior centers, and have between 10-250 participants. Tour Guides lead these groups on a tour of Dinosaur Ridge and interpret the geology and paleontology located here. Guides may work alone with smaller groups or with up to five other Guides for large groups. Great experience for interpretation and education! This opportunity is usually Monday-Friday, outdoors, mainly March-October, and flexible. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training date.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/20/2014

Geohazards and Preparedness Day - Saturday September 20, 2014, 10AM – 2PM

Free hands-on activities including gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting and dinosaur track painting will happen at the Visitor Center! Sluice mining and geode cracking will be available for a fee. FODR geologists and visiting experts will man booths about earthquakes and faulting, volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash, landslides and rockfalls, radiation, floods, swelling soils, wildfires, and other hazards. Denver Firefighters Museum and West Metro will participate. Ready Colorado and Metro Volunteers will offer expertise on preparedness as part of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

On the trail, guides will explain the geology and fossils along Dinosaur Ridge.  Biking or hiking the trail is free or take the shuttle for $4/per person, 3 & under ride free.

Contact Tom at tom_moklestad@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x103 for more information.

9/28/2014

K-Pg Boundary in Trinidad with Dr. Lou Taylor. Sunday, September 28, 7:30am~9pm,  

Touch the iridium layer that formed after the impact of an asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The geology along the way is also discussed.  $50 per person. RSVP with Amber at membership@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107.

10/11/2014

Girl Scout Day Registration is now open for Dinosaur Discovery Day: Girl Scout Day and National Fossil Day on Saturday, October 11, 9:30am-3pm

Girl Scouts must pre-register through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/2429 Hands-on activities will be available at the Visitor Center along with booths courtesy of the National Park Service, USGS, WIPS, Bear Creek Lake Park, Legendary Ladies, Reptile Rescue, Butterfly Pavilion, AIPG, plus others! Contact Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 for more information.

 

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