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RE: How to be a paleontologist

This is the exact boat I am in and I would like to plug the Field Experience
Program at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.  I only spent a week there
last summer but it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.  

I was able to prospect in the badlands, work on a ceratopsian bonebed (138),
work in the lab, watch a helicopter lift  (that turned into a drop...),
learn new things, work and talk with many interesting people.  What more
could a newbie want?  This year I am hoping to make it 2 weeks!

If you want an experience then check out this program.


ps.  I only wish the Nature Museum here in Ottawa had programs that promoted
education and preparation  :(