Paleontology Science Center (a non-profit organization) would be dedicated to the
interpretation and creative display of nearby paleontological discoveries on the Colorado
Plateau with an emphasis on paleo-ecology and changing paleo-environments.
Multi-discipline exhibits, interactive displays in combination with
sensory-based experiences (i.e. motion simulation rides) would provide an unique
educational experience for a broad range of Earth Science topics.
The Center's innovative programs would provide a stimulating educational
opportunity for students in school districts througout northern Arizona and southern
Utah. In addition, collaboration efforts with Coconino Community College could
provide increased opportunities for higher learning degrees in the Earth Sciences and
increase the percentage of native Americans entering the scientific field.
Educational opportunities would also exist for the lay person, either through paid
participation in field excavations and /or through certified programs in cooperation with
the Utah Geological Society that produce volunteer paleontological field assistants.
Proceeds from retail sales at the Science Center would be used to promote
education, create interpretive displays and help fund collaborate field research with
those organizations that perform paleontological activities on the Colorado Plateau.
The Centers goals are:
To provide a first-class visitor experience for the seasoned world-wide
traveler to the Colorado Plateau
To capture the imagination and inspire todays youth, and
To provide a foundation for paleontological research and collaborated
educational field projects through the collection of monies, contributions and grants.