Dig This! Dinosaur Paleontology class July 22-August 2

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Alan Brown

The Dawson Community College Introduction to Dinosaur Paleontology class and lab will be held July 22-August 2. The maximum enrollment for the class is 20 students. Geoscience instructor Alan Brown is providing a 4 credit class for a great value. A university class like this one would cost double. The Dinosaur Paleontology class has no prerequisite so anyone can register. It is a great opportunity for high school students or anyone to get 4 transferable college credits completed this summer in a fun hands-on environment. Plus the class coming to us.

Geoscience instructor Alan Brown, from Tennessee State University, will be traveling to Glendive in July to teach the class. “We will be digging in the Hell Creek formation which is famous for containing some of the best known dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.” said Brown “Other dinosaurs found in the Hell Creek formation are Edmontosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and Struthiomimus. The class field work will be located on land owned by DCC. Hopefully we have plenty of success, if not there are other locations we have permission to dig.”  Students will perform real world dinosaur paleontology and look at fossil evidence form one of the most dramatic events in Earth history: the extinction event at the end of the time of the dinosaurs. DCC’s dinosaur paleontology course is a combination of lecture and field work in dig sites around the eastern Montana college campus which is near Makoshika State Park in Glendive.

About the Instructor: Alan Brown received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Illinois State University in Geology. He worked as an environmental consultant for 7 years and then has taught in the Geosciences department at Middle Tennessee State University for the last 7 years. Brown has been the director of the MTSU mineral, gem and fossil museum for 5 years. He is the founder and Executive Director of the newly formed Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History. For the past 4 summers he has participated in dinosaur excavations at several locations all over Montana and this summer he will be teaching a class on field paleontology for Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana.

Intro to Dinosaur Paleontology is a 3 credit Core IV course with a 1 credit lab. The cost of the class is $989.00 and includes campus housing and supplies. Without housing the cost is $604.00. Contact Dawson Community College to enroll in this unique course. 

Call 406-377-3396 or visit the website www.dawson.edu. On-campus housing is provided in the DCC Student Living Complex, featuring fully furnished apartments, with stove, refrigerator, single beds, and high speed wireless internet. Students provide their own meals. Medical insurance is required. Be prepared for hot weather and cool nights.

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