For more than a decade, the North Dakota Geological Survey Paleontology (NDGS Paleontology) Public Fossil Dig Program has promoted public understanding of the importance of North Dakota’s fossil resources through education and outreach activities. 

We are currently seeking sponsorships for the 2022 Public Fossil Digs!

The Public Fossil Digs take place from mid-June through mid-August, with more than 500 dig spots available to participants. Anyone over the age of 10 is invited to help us excavate fossils for a small daily fee, and we are the lowest costs fossil dig program in the country. It is our mission to keep this once-in-a-lifetime education opportunity accessible to everyone in North Dakota, regardless of income level. With rising costs of supplies and transportation, we are looking to our sponsors to help keep digs affordable for all participants.

Sponsors will be highlighted on social media, our website, and all related print material and press-releases. In addition, upper-level sponsor logos will be featured on the staff uniform shirts, worn daily, and seen by all participants, and on the fossil dig banners which are displayed throughout the dig season and at special paleontology-related events throughout the year.

By popular demand, we are also offering a chance to sponsor a family dig day this year! Family dig days are set aside for families with children ages 10 and up. Your sponsorship helps offset expenses to run the family dig days and allows us to eliminate the cost to participants for that day. Family dig day sponsors receive the most prominent logo placement in all print and online media, and on staff t-shirts and program banners.

Gold Sponsor

$ 500

  • Company logo* on staff dig season T-Shirts
  • Recognition on website, social media, and press releases


Silver Sponsor

$ 250

  • Company name on staff dig season t-Shirts
  • Recognition on website, social media, and press releases


Bronze Sponsor

$ 100

  • Recognition on website, social media, and press releases
  • donate!

**Note: Logos must be sent to by 4/30/2022 to be included on 2022 t-shirts!