2024 DinoDig

The NPUC Creation Study Center is pleased to invite teachers and students to attend our 6th annual DinoDig on June 16-24, 2024.

Every June for the past 26 years, Dr. Art Chadwick, now with co-director Dr. Erin Maloney, from Southwestern Adventist University, has led a team to Northeastern Wyoming to excavate dinosaur bones in one of the richest fossil beds in the world.

Watch this short video about the Dinosaur Research Project from Southwestern Adventist University to learn a little more:

For the last six years, the NPUC has joined their efforts by leading a team of teachers and students to assist in part of their month long excursion.

For our 7th annual dig, we are asking teachers to share this opportunity with their 6th grade and older students and bring a few along for this wonderful educational experience.


  • Transportation: no charge if riding with the group. If you choose to take your own vehicle, it will be at your expense.
  • Dig Fees: $61 per day for 5 days (includes three meals per day, 12 yrs and under are half price)
  • Travel Expenses:
    • Food for four days: $60-90
    • Lodging for two nights: $30
  • Total: $565-645

Teacher Expenses: As a teacher, half of your dig fees will be subsidized; so you will only pay $30.50 per day for the five days we will be in Wyoming, this includes three meals per day. Food and lodging while traveling will be an additional expense.

Conference Professional Growth Funds: As a teacher, you may also be eligible to utilize the professional growth fund through your conference. Check with your local education department for more details or to request the use of these funds.

CEU: 24 clock hours (2.4 CEUs) will be offered for this event through the NPUC Education Department.


  • June 16-17—Travel Days
  • June 18-20—Dig Days
  • June 21—Half Day Dig and Mt. Rushmore
  • June 22—Area Excursion Day at Sylvan Lake
  • June 23-24—Travel Days


We are limited to bringing a total of 30 people and will accept reservations on a first come, first served basis. If spaces fill up, we will create a cancellation waiting list.

What to Bring:

Sleeping bag, tent for the dig site that can withstand up to 60 mph winds (minimum of 3 poles and low to the ground), clothing, backpack, water bottle, camera, sun screen, sun glasses, hat, curiosity.

Click Here For More Detailed Information from Southwestern Adventist University

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