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Marmarth Research Foundation: In the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota

Marmarth Research Foundation

In the Hell Creek formation of North Dakota

Testimonials

"I have had some pretty exciting moments working in the entertainment business, but few can compare to standing on an 18-inch ledge, 75 feet in the air...digging a Torosaurus out of the side of a hill. MRF: They give new meaning to 'How I spent my summer vacation!'"

Steve Cohen, Long Island City, NY
Retired Broadway Producer


"The most memorable and exciting aspects of the dig were the field and preparation lab discussions afforded by Tyler Lyson and Walter Joyce (Yale Peabody Curator). These allowed us to see the manifold connections among the excavation of fossils, geology, deep time, and theoretical models that allow relationships to be drawn among fossil forms and between extinct and extant life. MRF provided good supervision and ran a tight ship, but yet always conveyed a sense of joyful excitement about paleontology and its scientific potential. All things considered, my wife Pam, our granddaughter April, and I should like to join your dig again this year."

Tom Hollocher
Retired Biochemist


"There are many reasons I participate each summer; the sheer beauty of the Badlands, the amazing people I get to meet and work with, and the satisfaction that my summer vacation was not spent being lazy. But what it comes down to is that first time you're out in the field working a dig site and you uncover the fossilized bone of an animal that died over 65 million years ago and you're the first human being to touch it!"

Jeff Cardin
Stock Broker


"I went last year and had a great time. It was fun, yet I learned more about paleontology and fossils than I thought was possible. These guys (and gals) are great!"

Kristine C., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Volunteer


"Stopped in for a day dig last fall. I have been to a few other digs, and they do what they say. I was blown away by the types of fossils that we saw and that MRF has collected. The staff was friendly and explained it to us as we went along. Worth the experience, and the fees are a great deal. We were never able to really dig at the other places we attended in the past. We did it all at MRF."

J. Johnson, North Carolina


"I had a really wonderful time in Marmarth. I have now realized that Paleontology is something that I am interested in and want to go to school to study. It is really neat what you have going here in Marmarth, there really isn't anything like it. I really had a great time out there. I met some really great people that I got the chance to work with, and I had great fun as well. It would really be cool if I could come back and perhaps do it again. And it would be cool if I would get the chance to work with the same people."

Courtney Hadanek
Shephard High School