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