Fossil Butte: Visit a 52 Million-Year-Old Fossil Classroom

Aug 23, 2016

A fossil adventure awaits your students. Use Fossil Butte National Monument as your classroom and discover the amazing things fossils teach us. Check out the lesson planstraveling trunk, and be sure to visit the additional educational resources page. It has a downloadable poster, information on field trips and classroom visits, and some video presentations on the scientific collection and preparation of fossils.

Browse the Fossil Butte National Monument Curriculum Materials here.

Junior Ranger

Kids are welcome at Fossil Butte National Monument with several activities designed especially for you.

If you can't visit the national monument, check out the National Park Service's WebRanger program.

Learn about Fossil Butte’s two geologic formations, the Green River Formation and the Wasatch Formation.

DURATION: 3 minutes, 31 seconds
DATE CREATED: 2012-08-08
CREDIT: NPS/Devin Cherry
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Courtesy of Fossil Butte National Monument web site.