Paleontology Field School 2023 

The Adult Paleontology Field School is a Fall program being hosted by the Cranbrook History Centre, made possible by the funding from the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines.

The Field School is an opportunity for amateur paleontologists ages 15 and up to gain an in-depth look at paleontology fieldwork. Through this three-day event, participants will see for themselves what it takes to be a practicing paleontologist. The workshop and field days will be guided by local and expert paleontologists.


Friday, Sept. 22, 6-9pm

Workshop & Social: This three-day event will begin with a presentation on how to prepare, curate, and collect fossils and end with a catered, dessert and drink, social.

*Open to the public with a purchase of a $25 ticket


Saturday, Sept. 23, 9:30am-2:30pm

Field Day 1: The first field day will be at site KM 57.5, a Devonian reef, and led by a paleontology expert who will provide interpretation and guide participants in the discovery and preparation of fossils.

*Participants will be provided with the necessary equipment and receive take-home guide books.


Sunday, Sept. 24, 9:30am-2:30pm

Field Day 2: The second day in the field will be at site 15 in Bull River Valley.

* The sites are subject to change but participants will be notified of any necessary changes. 


REGISTER for the full three-day event ($250 + tax). This ticket includes the Workshop & Social and both Field Days. 

REGISTER for the catered Workshop & Social only ($25 + tax). This ticket does not include the Field Days.