Dinosaur Fund Programs

Dinosaur Head

Basic Geology

Dinosaur Camp

Dinosaur Dig

Dinosaur Park

Build-a-Dinosaur

Dinosaur Project

Fossil Field Trip

General Support

Museum Trip

Natural History of Washington D.C.

Official Subscriber

 Site-of-your Choice

Why Things Are

What is the Dinosaur Fund?
The Dinosaur Fund is a not-for-profit organization to help raise money for dinosaur research in the National Capital Region

How can I help? 
You can help by participating in one of our programs or making a direct contribution to the fund. Money raised goes to support the fund and its activities. 

Would you like to be able to drive or take public transportation to a dinosaur dig in less than an hour? Would you or your children like to work with real scientists doing real science?
All this and much more is possible through the Dinosaur Fund Programs!

Choose your Programs! 

All programs are adjusted appropriate from preschoolers to adults where required.
All arrangements are made by contacting: 
The Dinosaur Fund
Dr. Peter Kranz
300 50th St. SE #103
Washington, D.C. 20019
Phone: (202) 547-3326


Email: dinosaurfund@juno.com
http://www.dinosaurfund.org/


Dinosaur Dig 

At the Dinosaur Dig you will dig, wash and sort fossil-bearing clay for Dinosaur bones and other fossils.
All important finds go to museums.
 

Minimum Time Required:
Location:
Suggested Donation :
3 - 4 hours
Various sites in the national capital region
per child, group rates available

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Build-a-Dinosaur 

Construct a life size dinosaur skeleton under the supervision of a paleontologist.
The activity is similar to the game "cootie."
 

Minimum Time Required:
Location:
Suggested Donation :
1/2 hour
Various sites in the national capital region
per child, group rates available

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Site-of-Your-Choice Program 

This program includes a site visit by Dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Peter Kranz, a noted authority on the dinosaurs of the National Capital Region, and an audiovisual presentation on dinosaurs with an emphasis on local dinosaurs and their history. Dr Kranz will bring Dinosaur and other fossils with him. Hands on component optional where appropriate.

 

Minimum Time Required: 
Location: 
Suggested Donation :
20 minutes - 1 hour 
Site of your choice 
per child , group rates available

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Fossil Field Trips

Groups set specific dates and times to take fossil collecting trips with Dr. Kranz.
Most fossils which you collect will be yours to keep.
We suggest you donate scientifically important specimens to museums.

Bring plastic bags (grocery and smaller sandwich) for your discoveries. Wear old clothes and shoes that can get muddy and wet.

Pictures and a brief overview of a past field trip is now available.

 

Minimum Time Required:
Suggested Donation :
3 - 4 hours
per child, group rates available

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Natural History of Washington, D.C. 

Washington, D.C. has a rich natural history. We will visit various parks, museums and natural sites in order to uncover this history. Emphasis will be on one aspect of Natural History for each trip. With the integrated view an the ultimate goal. Lots of hands-on and outdoor activities.

 

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Washington, D.C., Why things Are 

The focus of this program is on how the geography, geology and climate of Washington, D.C. control how we live today. We will visit sites which illustrate the specific effects of these environmental factors. We will also view the successes and failures which have occurred as people have attempted to alter them.

 

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Basic Geology 

Did you know that you could find evidence of glaciers, volcanoes and earthquakes in Washington, D.C. You can! Join Dr. Kranz on a walk through Rock Creek Park. You will see all the basic types of rocks and geological processes.

 

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Dinosaur Camp 

Try the Family Dinosaur Camp this summer. Here's your chance to find a dinosaur yourself. At camp you and your family and friends will meet a real paleontologist, learn how to hunt for dinosaurs, and take home real fossils you've found yourself.

Family Dinosaur Camp will be held over Spring and Summer 2014 the weeks of 4/14, 4/21, 6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/11 and 8/18. The camp meets for a week, five days Monday through Friday. A responsible adult must accompany children. You must have your own transportation or arrange to share a ride with other participants. The program is suitable for all ages, young children through adult. Special arrangements can be made for persons with special physical needs in most cases.

During the camp we will visit a zoo, bone halls, and dinosaur exhibits. Participants will also hunt for and dig for dinosaurs. You will learn how paleontologists have discovered the facts about dinosaurs.

All camps are day camps - Monday to Friday for one week sessions. For more information about the camps contact the Dinosaur Fund at (202) 547-3326 or dinosaurfund@juno.com. There will be discounts for adults accompanying children and larger family groups. Arrangements are possible for missed or missing individual days.

Contact the Dinosaur Fund at (202) 547-3326 or email Dinosaurfund@juno.com for further information and registration.

 

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Official Subscriber to Dinosaur Fund 

Contributors receive a certificate with a map of the planned local "Dinosaur Park" and a picture of the State Dinosaur of Maryland signed by Dr Kranz indicating that the subscriber is an official contributor to the Dinosaur Fund. 

 

Suggested Donation :

$1.00 and up, premiums available

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Dinosaur Project

To participate in the Dinosaur Project, a truck load of Dinosaur bearing clay is brought to your school or chosen location. The group or school screens the clay for the Dinosaur bones. Important discoveries go to museums. All others are retained by the group or school.

Minimum time required: 4 hours for a visit to an existing site or 1 year for site development at your school or location.
Note: The site visit listed above is the same as Dinosaur Digs.

 

Minimum Time Required:
Cost for local site development:
Suggested Donation :
4 hours - 1 year
approximately $100.00
per child, group rates available

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Guided Trips to a Museum

Dr. Kranz will give your group a unique perspective and special insights as you tour the museum and observe famous dinosaur with him. Includes interactive and hands-on activity.

 
Minimum Time Required:
Suggested Donation :
2 hours
per child, group rates available

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General Support for Research

Paleontologists can't do it alone.

You can help by doing any of the activities described here, or by volunteering for any of the programs. Sales of tee shirts and books will support continuing field research.
Dr Kranz welcomes contributions of time, energy, or funds that will contribute to the advancement of research.
Most of all, you can help by learning about paleontology and looking for new fossils and fossil localities. For more information about the Dinosaur Fund,
please contact Dr. Peter Kranz

Telephone U.S.A. (202) 547-3326.

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