Experience

Experience

Come and work your fingers to the bones!

The Dinosaur Project provides each participant the opportunity for a valuable experience is a scientific research activity with a Christian perspective.

Chores

Participants, except for project directors and those with other responsibilities, are assigned to a chore group that rotates through responsibilities. This way no one individual ends up, as an example, preparing meals every day.

Course activities

Generally each evening Monday through Thursday a lecture topic is presented in the dining room. Students are required to attend. All participants are invited!

During the lecture all participants are requested to avoid entering and leaving the room. Quiet would be appreciated!

Worship

Each morning, Sunday through Friday, after breakfast is finished and personal preparation for the day is attended to (your lunch is made, sunscreen applied, water bottle filled, etc.) the group meets for a brief worship—generally under the big top outside. The worship chore group for the day is responsible for the activities.

At the end of the worship the project leaders typically make announcements.

Sabbath morning worship is arranged by the project leaders.

At the beginning of the Sabbath hours Friday evening and the end of the Sabbath Saturday evening there is an informal worship usually with enthusiastic music. The project leaders are responsible.

Trips

Each Friday afternoon work in the quarries is halted early so participants can shower and collect their laundry for a trip to Newcastle.

This trip usually includes an opportunity for camp grocery shopping to fill requests and for fresh, perishable food as well as an opportunity for each participant to make some personal purchases. Dinner for Friday evening is typically taken at one of Newcastle's fine eateries.

Other trips to visit appropriate sites in the Black Hills area may be taken on any selected day. Destinations may include

At the beginning of the Sabbath hours Friday evening and the end of the Sabbath Saturday evening there is an informal worship usually with enthusiastic music. The project leaders are responsible.

  • Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, SD
  • Black Hills Institute in Hill City, SD
  • Geology Museum at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, SD

In addition, there may be opportunity to visit some other interesting sites such as:

  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Custer State Park, SD
  • Devils Tower National Monument, WY
  • Crazy Horse Monument, SD