Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve, Wyoming

Thanks to a generous donation of land by rancher Allen Cook, the University Honors College (UHC) maintains stewardship of the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve, which serves as a 6000-acre research lab that's rich in dinosaur fossils, Native American archaeology spanning 9,000 years, indigenous prairie ecology, and a section of the original grade of the 1869 transcontinental railroad.

UHC’s Wyoming Field Studies Program introduces students to the fundamental practices of paleontology, ecology, and archaeology, with a strong emphasis on field techniques. Students get to help unlock a natural time capsule teeming with remnants of life dating back 150 million years.

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