Behind the Scenes Tours
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument was established in 1969 to protect one of the world's rare lagerstatten. The Florissant Formation is home to ~1,500 different species of fauna and flora (mostly plants and insects). In 2013, a new visitor center was unveiled to the public. This tour will cover the collections area, preparation lab, and exhibits (if time allows).
Led by Conni O'Connor, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a museum devoted to dinosaurs and fossils, and a working preparation, molding, casting and mounting lab in Woodland Park, Colorado. Visitors can see an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period. Visitors will also see preparators working on the latest discovery – fresh from the field.
Led by Anthony Maltese, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center