Geoscience Research Institute

2014 GRI Field School – Places we plan to visit

Here are a few places we plan to visit during the 2014 GRI Field School for Teachers:

 Florissant Fossil Beds - Where there are fossil trees…

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And many other amazing animal and plant fossils, some of which we may be able to collect.

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The Butterfly Pavilion - Where the butterflies are amazing.

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But it isn’t just butterflies…

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 Or even just insects.

Tarantual - Butterfly Pavillion Denver 2013 4

 The spectacular Garden of the Gods.

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Cave of the Winds - One of the highest show caves in the United States.

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The Mollie Kathleen Mine - A fascinating introduction to some economic geology as well as some rapidly forming mineral formations.

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Can you see the hadrosaur tracks and fossil tree impression? You will when you visit this site in person.

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Dinosaur trackways at Dinosaur Ridge.

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The amazing Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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The mighty Rocky Mountains.

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Our neighbors in Denver.

Prarie Dogs - Butterfly Pavilion Denver 2013 1