CNCC Craig Becomes Fossil Repository

CNCC-3001Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) President Russell George, Paleontologist Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, and Ruth Welch, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Director, signed an agreement last week to officially make the CNCC Craig Campus a Federal Fossil Repository. Becoming a federal repository is the first step for CNCC to begin offering summer Paleontology Field Experience Courses along with regular semester-length courses in fossil preparation and curation. Repository status brings many opportunities to CNCC that are often reserved to world-class museums and select four-year universities. George pointed out that CNCC is the first Federal Repository in a community college in the state of Colorado. They also will be first to offer summer dinosaur digs for academic credit and first to offer fossil curation and preparation courses. To kick off the use of the new repository, CNCC will be hosting summer dinosaur digs for academic credit from the Rangely Campus. For more information, click here.

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