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Calendar of Events 2017

Dinosaur Discovery Days
Boy Scout Day – May 13, 2017
World Oceans Day – June 10, 2017
Reptile and Bird Day – August 12, 2017
GeoCaching & EarthCaching Day – September 9, 2017
Girl Scout Day – October 14, 2017

TriceraTOTs Preschool Programs
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017

Summer Camps
9:00am to 3:00pm daily
Session 1: Fossils and Fun – June 5-9
Session 2: Junior Paleontologists – June 12-16
Session 3: Junior Geologists – June 19-23
Session 4: Fossils and Fun – 26-30
Session 5: Junior Paleontologists – July 10-14
Session 6: Fossils and Fun – July 17-21
Session 7: Junior Paleontologists – July 24-28
Session 8: Fossils and Fun – July 31-August 4

Talks/Lectures
April 4 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 12 – Mammals (Tuesday) 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
April 11 – Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaur Ridge Field Trip – (Tuesday) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 26 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Meat-Eating Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
May 31 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Different-Toothed Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
June 28 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Armored Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
July 26 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thumb-Spiked Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
August 30 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Duck-Billed Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
September 27 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Horned Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
October 25 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Bone-Headed Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
November 29 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Other Archosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
December 13 – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ancient Mammals (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Field Trips
Green River Fossil Fish Dig
Friday May 26 through Sunday May 28, 2017

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge Events

April 4 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 12 – Mammals (Tuesday) 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for the final part of a talk series meant to orient new volunteers (or anyone interested) in dinosaurs! Wish you knew more about these fantastic beasts that roamed our backyard? This is the series for you! This last talk focuses on mammals. Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

April 5 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

April 11 – Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaur Ridge Field Trip – (Tuesday) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for a guided tour of our site! This is the final piece in the volunteer talk series Everything Dinosaur, where we focus on what we have evidenced here at Dinosaur Ridge, the history of our site, and the mission of the Friends. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. We’ll use a Dinosaur Ridge tour bus for the program. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

April 26 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 4 – Theropods (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on meat-eating dinosaurs, the theropods! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

May 3 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

May 13 - Discovery Day: Boy Scout Day (Saturday) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (for Cubs and Webelos also). Scouts of all levels can complete requirements for many badges in geology, fossils, hiking, and more! 2016 Event Information Details. 2017 Event details TBD. Public is welcome. Contact Erin LaCount for more information: tours@dinoridge.org.

May 26-28 – Green River Fossil Fish Dig (Friday through Sunday) Join us on a weekend adventure digging fossil fish in Kemmerer, Wyoming! Details are being finalized. Field Trips Page for more detailed information. Contact Blake at membership@dinoridge.org to RSVP or for any queries.

May 31 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 5 – Heterodonts (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on different toothed dinosaurs, the heterodonts! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

June 7 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

June 5-9 - Summer Camp: Session 1 - Fossils and Fun  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

June 10 – Discovery Day: World Ocean’s Day! (Wednesday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge to celebrate World Ocean’s Day! Special guests TBD. Hands-on activities will be at the Visitor Center, scientists stationed along the Ridge trail to interpret geology and fossils. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org.

June 12-16 - Summer Camp: Session 2 - Junior Paleontologists 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.  Your campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure dinosaur bones and tracks, fossil palm fronds and other plant impressions, and a plethora of other local fossils and prehistoric evidence to learn more about prehistoric Colorado. Ages 8-12. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

June 19-23 - Summer Camp: Session 3 - Junior Geologists 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp will focus on the local rocks and formations of Colorado’s Front Range, as well as what we can learn from rocks and minerals.  With interactives and hands-on activities, campers will get a chance to explore, experiment, observe, measure, collect and even mine rocks and minerals to help them visualize and learn about Earth materials. Ages 8-12. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

June 26-30 - Summer Camp: Session 4 - Fossils and Fun  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

June 28 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 6 – Thyreophora (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on armored dinosaurs, the thyreophora! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

July 4 - Festival of July! (Tuesday) 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for a fun evening of festival games with prizes! Games will be at the Visitor Center from 6pm to 9:30pm. Starting at 9pm shuttles will be available to give rides up to the overlook to watch Bandimere Speedway fireworks (typically a 10pm start – sundown). After the fireworks display the shuttle will bring people down between 10:30pm and 11pm. VC closes (locked up) at 11:30pm at the latest. Shuttle rides $2/person, 3 and under free. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

July 5 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m - A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

July 10-14 - Summer Camp: Session 5 - Junior Paleontologists 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.  Your campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure dinosaur bones and tracks, fossil palm fronds and other plant impressions, and a plethora of other local fossils and prehistoric evidence to learn more about prehistoric Colorado. Ages 8-12. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

July 17-21 - Summer Camp: Session 6 - Fossils and Fun  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

July 24-28 - Summer Camp: Session 7 - Junior Paleontologists 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.  Your campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure dinosaur bones and tracks, fossil palm fronds and other plant impressions, and a plethora of other local fossils and prehistoric evidence to learn more about prehistoric Colorado. Ages 8-12. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

July 26 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 7 – Iguanodonts (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on thumb-spiked dinosaurs, the iguanodonts! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

July 30-August 4 - Summer Camp: Session 8 - Fossils and Fun  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

August 2 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

August 12 - DDD-Reptiles and Birds Day (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and several special guests to explore the relationship between dinosaurs and their cousins the reptiles, and their descendants the birds! At the Visitor Center: Wild Wings will be here with live raptors (hawks, falcons, and owls), and the Denver Zoo will be here displaying many awesome reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles! Other special guests include the Morrison Natural History Museum, and more! On the Ridge: Scientists will be stationed along the trail to interpret the fossil and geological sites to visitors that hike up. Hiking is free. An optional shuttle ride will be available at a cost of $4/person (3 and under free). For more information, contact: Erin LaCount - tours@dinoridge.org

August 30 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 8 – Hadrosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on duck-billed dinosaurs, the hadrosaurs! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

September 6 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

September 9 – Discovery Day: Geocaching! (Saturday). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Geocaching is a great activity done with family and friends! Utilizing GPS coordinates, there are small canisters, boxes, crates, etc. hidden in unique locations! Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center and along the Ridge trail features many Geocaches as well as several Earthcaches. GPS devices are available to rent from the USGS during the event. Hands on activities will be at the Visitor Center. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org.

September 9-17 - Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dinosaur Ridge will have a booth every day during this fossil and gem show. Stop in and say hi! Located at the Denver Coliseum – Brighton Blvd and I-70.

September 15-17 - Denver Gem and Mineral Show 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dinosaur Ridge will have a hands-on informative booth at this Gem and Mineral show. Stop by and say hi! Located at the Denver Mart (formerly the Merchandise Mart) – 58th and I-25.

September 27 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 9 – Ceratopsians (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on horned dinosaurs, the ceratopsians! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

October 4 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

October 14 - Discovery Day: Girl Scout Day/National Fossil Day (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Girl Scouts of all levels can earn badge requirements. Girl Scout registration information will be posted as soon as the event is finalized. We’ll also be celebrating National Fossil Day with the National Park Service and many other special guests! Hands-on activities at the Visitor Center for all ages, and scientists will be along the Ridge interpreting fossils and geology for all attendees. Public welcome! Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

October 25 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 10 – Pachycephalosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on bone-headed dinosaurs, the pachycephalosaurs! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

November 1 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

November 3 – Rock Out for the Ridge: Fundraiser (Friday) 6 p.m. Details TBD.

November 24 – Closed for Thanksgiving

November 29 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 – Archosaurs (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on archosaurs: crocodilians, birds, pterosaurs, (dinosaurs)! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

December 2 - Holiday Ornament Decorating Party (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us and decorate some fun dinosaur ornaments for the holidays! Free for members - $2/child non-members. Location: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks #1.

December 6 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

December 13 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 12 – Mammals (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on prehistoric mammals! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org to RSVP.

December 25 – Closed for Christmas

January 1, 2018 – Closed for New Years Day

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