The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology has at least one and more often two fossil collecting sessions per year that use volunteers.

This will generally be during the drier and cooler times of the year, either spring or fall or both. Age limits and physical requirements will vary depending on the conditions at the particular fossil site we are working.

Follow the Montbrook Fossil Dig Blog to join in on the fun! (Photo galleries, videos, updates, featured fossils, etc.)

Fall 2022 Digging Information

The Montbrook fossil site dig dates are completely booked!

As long as the site is not too flooded, we are planning to begin digging with volunteers on Saturday, November 12th. We will dig Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays until Tuesday, December 13th. Those who volunteered with us at either the December 2021 dig at Thomas Farm or the Spring 2022 dig at Montbrook will be contacted via email and have priority in scheduling digging days. We will post and begin accepting applications for new volunteers to help at the site around Monday, October 24th. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to take new volunteers for the remainder of the Fall 2022 digging season. You may return a filled-out volunteer application to to be contacted for the Spring 2023 digging season sign-up. 

Volunteer Application