dig™: Dig: World History and Archeology magazine for kids


Wyoming Archaeology Month occurs in September and includes events throughout the state. For more information, visit: http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/aamonth/.

Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site is a campground that offers fishing, hiking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. You can also see a wide assortment of petroglyphs, pictographs and recently discovered artifacts that offer evidence about the lives of the people who occupied the area thousands of years ago. For more information, call (307) 469-2234 or visit: http://www.wyomingtourism.org/overview/medicine-Lodge-Achaeological-Site/3666.

The Big Horn Basin Education Foundation runs Kids' Digs for children ages 8-12 and Teens' Digs for ages 13-15. Participants work in supervised digs and learn how to recognize fossils. The Foundation also offers guided tours of the dinosaur museum and fossil sites. For more information, call (307) 864-2259, or go to: http://www.thermopwy.net/bhbf.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center's Dig-For-A-Day Adventure allows families to dig in fossil quarries with the center's professionals. The program begins June 1st, 2013 and ends September 21st, 2013. For more information, call (307) 864-2997, or visit the Center's website: http://www.wyodino.org/dig-for-a-day/.

Fossil Butte National Monument in southwestern Wyoming contains a remarkable concentration of fossilized fish, insects, mammals, plants, and more. For more information, call (307) 877-4455, or visit: http://www.nps.gov/fobu/.