The Paleontology Field school is a special series that the museum puts on with the support of the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines. The series features multiple sessions that familiarize registrants with paleontology and teaches how to dig for and prepare your own fossils. In the first session, we focus on learning about paleontology in the region with a behind-the-scenes tour of our fossil collection with a local paleontologist. The next sessions take place at dig sites, where the local expert teaches participants how to find fossils in the field and safely extract them. The final session focuses on fossil preparation and gives everyone the chance to bring home their own specimens.

Due to COVID-19 measures, the 2020 field school has been suspended, however we plan to re-introduce the program in Fall 2021. If you are interested in being notified when the program starts up, please send an email to and we will add you to our communications list. 

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