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Discover Idaho Dinosaurs! Museum to offer four weeklong camps

May 18, 2018

Picture of student in the field
High School student mapping an outcrop at an Idaho Museum of Natural History field school program.

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History at the Idaho State University Pocatello campus will offer four weeklong summer daytime Dino Camps for youths ages 10-18 starting June 11.

Dino Camp is made up of three one-week long digital creation camps for ages 12-18 with 3D experts at the Museum and one week-long discover field camp with ISU paleontologists for ages 10-18 focused on Idaho’s dinosaur Oryctodromeus. This is a small, burrowing dinosaur discovered in Idaho. 

Camp dates, activities and age groups are:

  • Dino Create Camp, June 11-15, ages 12-18: This camp will focus on 3D sculpting the dinosaur.
  • Dino Discover Camp, June 18-22, ages 10-18: This camp will offer participants the opportunity to join ISU paleontologists to discover fossils in the field.
  • Dino Build Camp, June 25-29, ages 12-18: Participants will digitally assemble the Oryctodromeus.
  • Dino Exhibit Camp, July 16-20, ages 12-18: Participants will 3D print the Oryctodromeus skeleton and prepare it for the exhibit.

The digital camps are $74 each and the discover field camp is $200. Lunch is provided. Travel to the field and lunch is provided for the discover field camp. If the class fee is a hardship IMNH is offering scholarships. The participant will need to write a short paragraph explaining why they think they deserve the scholarship for each camp and submit to tanfait@isu.edu.

More information on these camps is located online at www.isu.edu/imnh/imnh-events/summer-camps/dino-summer-camps.