Jul 07-Jul 12, 2014
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $877.00
Instructor(s): Dan Lawver and Frankie Jackson
Course DescriptionThis course is designed as an introduction to the geology and dinosaur paleontology of the Hell Creek Formation of eastern Montana. The Hell Creek Formation has long been known for its diverse dinosaur taxa, including Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, as well as exposures of the iridium layer associated with dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago. The combination of slide presentations, labs, and daily hiking in Makoshika State Park will provide both background information and “hands-on” learning experience. Techniques covered during the class include interpretation of sedimentary environments, taphonomy, and fossil collection. This course will integrate many aspects of biology, physical geology, paleogeography, and tectonics. Please note that we cannot guarantee excavation experience; this depends on discoveries during class.
Physical fitness requirements:
The course requires moderate to strenuous outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk several miles at a reasonable pace in order to keep up with the group, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Temperatures are typically in the 90 degree range. Please contact the instructors (Frankie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dan Lawver at email@example.com) before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.
Time Commitment: 10-12 hrs/day
Meeting Place and Times
Instructor(s)Dan Lawver, Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Frankie Jackson, PhD. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Target AudienceRestricted Entry for Science Educators
Tuition and Fees
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
For More Information
contact Diana Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-5679.
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