• Hannah Brown

Digging for Fossils in Grand Junction


Who says that you need to travel the world to find ancient artifacts and fossils, when dinosaur bones and evidence of other prehistoric animals have been found all across Colorado!

Last week the SOLE team traveled across the Rockies to Grand Junction where we hosted Family Nature Nights for Pomona Elementary and Orchard Avenue Elementary. A very special partner, Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) attended to show off some prehistoric artifacts! Did you know that in Grand Junction three dinosaurs species commonly ruled the land! The Camarasaurus, Allosaurus and Camptosaurus dinosaurs freely roamed around Western Colorado over 140 million years ago!

Our families and kids got to be real paleontologists and dig through the MWC "Dig Pit" in search for prehistoric fossils, bones, and even a few friendly prehistoric animals. After the dig, they were able to get hands on with bones of some of the resident dinosaurs.

Thanks again Museums of Western Colorado for showing of your cool bones to the families of Pomona and Orchard Avenue! If you want to learn more about MWC you can check out their website at https://museumofwesternco.com/ or visit one of their four museums: Cross Orchards, Dinosaur Journey, Museums of the West or Loyd Files Research Library.


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