Serving as the director of the Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCFI) has been one of the great honors of my professional life. In this capacity, uncovering new and innovative ways to share the many wonders of northern Arizona with people from around the world is my most rewarding role.
I’m particularly excited about a September 25–29, educational joint venture between GCFI and the newly-minted Petrified Forest Field Institute (PFFI). It’s a five-day survey of the amazing geology and paleontology of Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO).
Longtime Field Institute instructor Christa Sadler, and PEFO’s paleontologist Bill Parker, will lead a group of fewer than ten to a remote area in the badlands for a multi-day car camp. Days will be spent prospecting for new fossil localities and excavating fossils at a known locality. There will also be time to explore the region for petroglyphs, incredible scenery, and whatever else the group discovers. Don’t miss this inaugural collaboration between two wonderful programs.