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Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015
Judith River Dinosaur Institute
Billings, Montana 59108
You must read thoroughly all information contained herein, and fill out the application form, attach the appropriate application processing fee, and send it to Judith River Dinosaur Institute. After reviewing the following materials, fill out Application Form Here.
Note that each week is limited to 20 persons so space is limited! Don’t wait too long or we will fill up and you will miss out on a great opportunity. The three weeks for next year will involve excavations of exciting new sauropod and stegosaurus finds – a truly rare and unique experience!
Weeks one, two and three are planned for the Little Snowy Mountains 100 miles north of Billings, Montana. This is a camp out dig experience.
Don’t be intimidated if you are serious about science and paleontology and willing to learn and do the hard and sometimes tedious work required to participate. We are quite willing to train you, but please do consider that this is for the serious individual and not just the casual vacationer. Work is hard, intense and tedious, and hot and dusty. You must be dedicated to learning and following instruction. However, there is still room for you even if you are not, as long as you are serious about learning and willing to follow the direction of staff as they train you. Dates for the 2015 season – 10/27/14
Week 1 July 5th to July 10th, 2015 – 65% full
Week 2 July 19th to July 24th, 2015 – 60% full
Week 3 August 2nd to August 7th, 2015 – 100% full
Fee Structure for Dinosaur Dig
The weekly fee for the “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015 is $1,695.00 per person per week – meals included.
Fee details – Your $1,695 fee is paid as follows:
A 50% deposit of $847.50 for the Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project is required to apply for acceptance on “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015 (successful applicants will be informed by e-mail or phone). Remaining 50% balance of $847.50 is due no later than 7/1/15 prior to arrival. Make checks payable to “Judith River Dinosaur Institute.”
In the event that you are unable to participate, the $847.50 deposit is refundable only if notification is received no less than 90 days prior to the applied for start date.
No refund of the deposit will be payable if notification received within 90 days of the applied for start date. Refunds are not transferable.
If “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015 is canceled by the Institute, a full refund will be issued less a $100 cancellation fee.
If circumstances beyond the Institute’s control delay any “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015,” participant’s associated costs due to such delays will be their own responsibility.
What is included with your $1,695 fee for the “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2015″? This program will be camp-out digs – no motels – and will offer a true Montana outdoor experience. Tuition includes all food and beverages (no alcoholic beverages) while we are at camp.
Participants must bring their own tents, sleeping bag and personal effects. All excavation materials will be provided. We will help coordinate the rendezvous point and ground transportation (shared participant cost) from and to Billings, MT. If you have further questions regarding the program please feel free to contact us at 1-406-696-5842.
Here are a few things you may want to bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes.
- A good shade hat.
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
- Bug spray
- Water bottle
- Nap sack or fanny pack.
- Camera or video camera.
- Ziplock bags
- Small notebook for a daily journal.
Here’s a few titles for team members to “bone-up”on:
- Dinosaurs Under The Big Sky – John R. Horner
- The Dinosaur Heresies – Robert T. Bakker
- National Geographic Dinosaurs – Paul Barrett
- Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs – Anthony J. Martin
- Scientific American Dinosaurs – Gregory S. Paul
Lodging While in Billings
Boothill Inn is the official rendezvous and lodging while in Billings MT. for the JRDI and we have reserved a block of rooms around the dig dates for your convenience. The special rates will be $89 for a room with 2 queen size beds and $95 for a room with one king size bed. (Tax is not included in those rates.) They also provide complimentary shuttle service, serve a hot breakfast each morning and fresh baked cookies in the evening. They also offer WIFI throughout the hotel and have an indoor pool and hot tubs for guests.
Reservations can be made through their website at www.boothillinn.com. All you need to do is note that you are with the Judith River Dinosaur Dig and they will ensure you get that special rate!