Minority Education through Traveling And Learning in the Sciences (METALS)

Montana Dinosaur Trail Summer Field Trip



  • Are you fascinated by the planet Earth? Do you frequently wonder about things like fossils and ways in which scientists learn about how the Earth has changed over time?
  • Are you a budding Earth scientist? Always wanted to be a paleontologist?
  • Do you like to travel, spend time outdoors and learn about the natural world and how it works?

If “yes” is your answer for the above questions, you could be chosen to join a group of five students to travel to Montana this June! We are looking for students who love science and are particularly interested in Earth Science.

The itinerary will include:

  • A day in Yellowstone National Park exploring the geothermal features.
  • A trip near to Bozeman, MT Museum of the Rockies.
  • Visit the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • Visit the Montana Dinosaur Trail and collect fossils in the late Cretaceous Judith River Formation.
  • Explore several dinosaur fossil sites and ponder the demise of the dinosaur.
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Apply Now!

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.

Application Form

Contact Us

Contact the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Minority Awareness Program
for Geoscience

Dinah Maygarden
Phone: (504) 280-1374
Fax: (504) 280-4022
Email: dmaygard@uno.edu

The Run Down
Who Minority students entering grades 11 and 12
What Geoscience field trip to Montana
When June 20 - 30, 2015
Where Montana
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015