She's the most complete and best preserved T-Rex skeleton ever found.
But what you don't see when you meet Jane, is the hundreds of volunteers, who spent countless hours digging up her bones.
And now the Burpee Museum is looking to you, to do it again. "We need the help, they want the experience," says expedition project manager, Marian Michaelis. "We're roughing it out there, it's not luxurious, so that keeps the price down." The price of the trip costs $750, plus the airfare to get to the site, at Hell Creek formation, in Montana.
But the experience is priceless. In 2001, a Rockford man and woman first found Jane's bones. They now receive national credit, and their names displayed at the museum.
This year, Burpee officials hope to put the pieces of another dinosaur together. "We believe there's more of Homer out there to recover, so we're really hoping to get the rest of Homer out of that quarry this year," says Michaelis. Y
ou still have a chance to be a part of this excursion, but seats are filling up. The only requirement is to be 15 years or older--and to have a mammoth of an appetite for adventure! The dates for the 2007 summer excursions are: May 27-June 2 June 2-9 July 30-August 5 For more information, you can call the Burpee Museum at 815-965-3433.