Make Tracks for the Glenrock Paleon
Just across the street from the Higgins, Glenrock’s Paleon Museum (Paleon.org) is home to an amazing array of dinosaur bones and geological treasures.
“The Paleon is an unusual place,” said ScottPeterson, University of Alberta Paleontologist in a January 2016 news article. “It’s not a big museum, but it doesn’t have to be because it’s got the badlands for a backyard. The working museum has dinosaurs on display,but also provides opportunities to experience paleontology in action.” Peterson says before he visited the Glenrock Paleon as a 13-yearold, dinosaurs were just images in a book.
It’s not unusual for the local dinosaur museum and the people who spend their time there to spark an interest among aspiring paleontologists, both young and old. A group of women, affectionately called the “Bone Biddies,” volunteer their time to support the professional paleontologists who manage the museum and its collections. While the Bone Biddies are helping prepare museum discoveries for exhibit, they become experts on the collections. They in turn love to guide visitors on a tour of the museum, sharing their in-depth knowledge of all things prehistoric.
If you’re looking for a hands-on experience, the Glenrock Paleon offers dinosaur enthusiasts a unique opportunity to take part in a dig. Inquiries can be made online at www.Paleon.org or by calling the museum at 307-436-5477. The digs are a wonderful opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind memory with your family!