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SoCal Paleo offers field trips to collect fossils, visit museums, and tour locations of scientific importance!

Members, if you plan to attend a field trip, please RSVP at least one week before the expedition. Some trips, such as visits to Shark Tooth Hill, are very popular and are first come first serve so responding ASAP is recommended. Please check the dates well in advance!

If you are not a Member and would like to go on a SoCal Paleo field trip, please consider joining! Annual membership is inexpensive ($1.67/month/adult) and gives you access to guest lectures and quality time with other paleontology fans. Click the button below to investigate Membership!


Sat-Sun 7/16-17/2022

Eocene Green River Formation for Fossil Fish

The July 16-17 field trip will be to the famous Eocene Green River Formation fossil fish locality in Kemmerer, Wyoming. We have a unique opportunity to visit a private quarry that is not normally open to the general public and so there are limited spots available (up to 15 people per day). If there is interest, we can schedule another day, but we'll need to know how many people are interested and for how many days as soon as possible. Also, a big 3 year construction project is beginning in Kemmerer during the summer and lodging will sell out quickly. If you're interested, I recommend booking lodging as soon as possible. The dig fee per person is $150 per day. We will be digging in the split fish and gastropod layer, with exceptionally prolific fossils.


If interested, please RSVP to Patrick at as soon as possible with
how many are in your party and the number of days interested in digging. For those interested in only 1 day of digging, we will also make a trip to Fossil Butte National Monument which has fantastic exhibits on the fossils there.

(NOTE: This trip was originally for June but was rescheduled for July)

SATURDAY, 9/17/2022

Eocene Florissant Formation Insects and Leaves

A trip to Florissant, Colorado lead by Patrick Hsieh. More details to follow.

RSVP to Patrick Hsieh at