For the staff at NDGS Paleontology, the fossil fun continues long after the dig season has ended! During the digs, fossil discoveries are wrapped in plaster and burlap “jackets” to protect them during transport back to the lab. Once in the lab, they are carefully opened and prepared for research or display.
We’re looking for your help in preparing fossils collected from the NDGS Paleontology Public Fossil Dig program!
Proceeds from adopt-a-fossil-jacket donations help us cover fossil preparation time, lab supplies, and a preparation intern.
All jacket adoptions include a certificate of adoption once the preparation is complete.
Adopt one for yourself or in honor of someone else! Jacket adoptions make great gifts!
Please note: fossil preparation is on hold during field season from June-September, any jackets adopted during this time will be prepared in the fall.
Mosasaur Jacket – Pembina Gorge