Paleontology Field Research School for Undergraduates – La Brea Tar Pits

Subject: Paleontology Field Research School for Undergraduates – La Brea Tar Pits
·        Course Dates: June 25-July 20, 2018
Total Cost: $2,940
Course Type: Paleontology
Course Credit: 8 Semester Upper-Division Credits (undergraduate level)
Payment Deadline: April 20, 2018
Instructors: Dr. Emily Lindsey
Online Orientation: May 6, 2018, 2:30 PM PST
The La Brea Tar Pits is one of the only fossil sites on earth that captures an entire ecosystem moving through time. With millions of datable fossils covering the last 50,000 years, and comprising everything from plants and insects to dire wolves and mammoths, this site offers an unparalleled opportunity to answer questions about long-term effects of climate change, human activities, and extinction on ecosystems. Students in this course will be trained in paleontological excavation, fossil preparation, and museum curation, and will learn how paleontological data are being used today to manage for future change. To apply please visit the program page
This field school is offered through the Institute for Field Research is a nonprofit organization that provides undergraduate students with opportunities to participate in hands-on, peer-reviewed field research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, and sustainable design. Participants will earn 8 semester credits from Connecticut College upon successful completion of an IFR field school.  
If you have questions about the La Brea Tar Pits field school or about the Institute for Field Research, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at We are readily available to answer your questions and to assist students through the application process.  
Miriam Bar-Zemer