Paleontology Digs @ CNCC

Walter, a 75 million year old Hadrosaur dinosaur named after the dog that found him, is slowly but surely being revealed!

It's been a busy summer uncovering Walter the dinosaur and there have been a ton of opportunities for local enthusiasts to learn a little bit about fossil digging, as well as finding new parts to the puzzle that is Walter. Here are some of the highlights from this summer so far at Colorado Northwestern Community College. 

 The dig is on! Paleontology students kicked off the summer dig program today. Their mission this summer... uncover the rest of a 74-million-year-old dinosaur named "Walter". - Photo & Caption Courtesy of CNCC

The dig is on! Paleontology students kicked off the summer dig program today. Their mission this summer... uncover the rest of a 74-million-year-old dinosaur named "Walter". - Photo & Caption Courtesy of CNCC

    Just south of the Rangely Campus, at our paleontology dig, Jamie is working in bone layer showing extraordinary flexibility. - Photo and Caption Courtesy of CNCC

 

Just south of the Rangely Campus, at our paleontology dig, Jamie is working in bone layer showing extraordinary flexibility. - Photo and Caption Courtesy of CNCC

    Just south of the Rangely Campus, at our paleontology dig, Jamie is working in bone layer showing extraordinary flexibility. Photo and Caption courtesy of CNCC

 

Just south of the Rangely Campus, at our paleontology dig, Jamie is working in bone layer showing extraordinary flexibility. Photo and Caption courtesy of CNCC

    Out at the paleontology dig site, Walter's ribs have been discovered! Irlanda and Hailey working on trenching around the ribs.

 

Out at the paleontology dig site, Walter's ribs have been discovered! Irlanda and Hailey working on trenching around the ribs.

 It's been a busy and hot summer for everyone out at the dinosaur dig site, near the Rangely campus. On Tuesday, it was College for Kids day!

It's been a busy and hot summer for everyone out at the dinosaur dig site, near the Rangely campus. On Tuesday, it was College for Kids day!

Watch here for more updates as we find out more about this facinating dinosaur!