We’ve scheduled our next Carmel Church excavation for this summer. As we’ve done in the past, we’re using this excavation as a training exercise to teach people how to excavate fossils, so we’re inviting you to take part in this summer’s excavation. You can choose from three 1-week sessions:
July 17 – July 23
July 24 – July 30
July 31 – August 6
There are more details available on our field trip page, but here are some key points:
— Rates are $800/person, but there are discounts for VMNH members, booking in pairs, etc. A portion of the fee is tax deductible.
— The fee includes your hotel room (double occupancy) and meals for the week.
— For safety and insurance reasons, all participants must fill out a VMNH volunteer form, a liability waiver, and undergo site safety training.
— No children under 13, and minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
— All specimens are collected for the museum; this isn’t a personal collecting trip.
You don’t have to have any prior training in excavations to take part in the trip; we’ll provide the tools you’ll need and train you to dig, identify specimens, and make field jackets. One of the nice things about Carmel Church is that you’re almost guaranteed to find something!
If you’re interested in participating in the trip or have any questions, please contact me by email.