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!
Rock Out for the Ridge -
November 2nd from 6PM-10PM
Come support Dinosaur Ridge at our annual fundraiser, held at the Red Rocks Visitor Center Ship Rock Grille from 6PM to 10PM. Fee: $75 per person. Come for a dinner, silent auction, and lecture. Lecture by Jason Head, PhD, on Titanoboa, a giant prehistoric snake.
Night at the Museum - Saturday, November 3rd
Free admission in Trek Through Time all day 10-8pm See the World – Famous Dinosaur Tracksite by flashlight! 5-8 pm; $3 per person for non-members, no charge for Friends of Dinosaur Ridge members
INTRODUCTION TO PALEONTOLOGY & GEOLOGY
Dr. Louis H. Taylor (email@example.com)
December 1st and 2nd, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$75 for members and volunteers/$100 for non-members
Register with Amber Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-697-3466 x 107
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center (2nd Floor)
This class will introduce teachers to the fundamentals of paleontology and the geological topics most useful in paleontological interpretations.
Class 1 - Paleontology, Fossils, and Fossilization
- What paleontology is and its history
- What fossils are and where they are found
- Collecting Fossils
- Maintaining a Collection
- Fossils and Rocks
- Types of rocks and the rock cycle
- Studying and interpreting rocks
- Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Steno’s Principles
- The importance of rocks at a fossil locality
- Field Trip:
Class 2 - Fossils, Geological Time, and the Earth
- Development and use of the geological time scale:
- Relative and numerical dating
- Plate tectonics and continental drift
- Evolution and Adaptation
- Fossils as Living Organisms
- The kinds of animals that lived in the past
- Taxonomy and classification
- Field Trip:
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