Red Rock Canyon Family Trip

29 October to 1 November, 2009. Red Rock Canyon State Park, Mojave Desert, CA

It's that time of the year again.

Enthusiastic kids and adults joined a 14-member museum staff for a beautiful weekend in Red Rock Canyon State Park for fossil prospecting.

This year was more productive than our last trip, in part thanks to winter rainfall in the park during the past season. We found remains ranging from mole to beardogs, from pronghorns to camels.

We will post specimens from this past trip as they are prepped and curated in the LACM Vertebrate Paleontology Collection!



Spencer said...

Somehow I missed this. Hmm....

How does one get to go on it? Besides staff, do you just sign up for it?

Any chance of photos of the finds?


Zhijie (Jack) said...

Yeah you can sign up for it, but it costs a few Franklins...we do it once a year for fun and there's usually a mad rush to sign up, so it actually runs out of space pretty quickly...I'll try to remind you when we (the Education folks actually do the sign ups) open up the spots again...we do have a website! http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/vertebrate-paleontology/red-rock-canyon