University of Chicago Stones and Bones Program



Stones and Bones begins with a weeklong introduction to basic geology, paleontological method, stratigraphy and fossil preparation at the Field Museum in Chicago. Students then join an ongoing expedition at the Green River Project in Wyoming, spending two weeks prospecting and evaluating fossils from the Cenozoic Period. Upon their return to Chicago, pupils catalog and analyze their discoveries in the Field Museum's preparation labs. Participants earn college credit equivalent to two undergraduate courses.

General Info

Name University of Chicago Stones and Bones Program
Location Chicago, IL
Year-round Contacts 773-834-3792
Program Focuses & Features Geology, Paleontology, Swimming
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 15-18
Application Deadline May
Director Lance Grande, Director
Residential Fee $9526 (+$740), 4 weeks. College credit.
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 4 weeks long


Lance Grande, Director