Program Description

Research conducted by the National Science Foundation shows that there is a need to improve science and critical thinking skills for all K-12 students, and better prepare them to succeed in STEM careers. The Wenas Mammoth Foundation's focus is to provide engaging, regionally-based academic experiences and resources that can activate a passion for learning Science that is both fun, enjoyable and educational. The WMF's Dig Site Educational Program's focus is to bring local earth science (local Ice Age history and methods paleontology, archaeology, geology), to teachers, students, and our communities. The WMF offers a variety of activities at the Wenas Creek Mammoth Dig Site which includes; 1) STEM Teacher Paleontology, Archaeology, and Geology 2-Day Day Camp where teachers can gain local earth science knowledge and resources to utilize in their classrooms, and earn 15 STEM Clock Hours upon completion. 2) Youth Paleontology, Archaeology, and Geology 3-Day Day Camp where students actually learn the methods of Paleontology, Archaeology, and Geology. 3) Schools and the public may also schedule tours. 4) October, Archaeology Month, the WMF hosts the annual Day-at-the-Dig event which is open to everyone More information on this can be found at

Program Details

Last updated: February, 2022
Site Details
Site Name
Wenas Mammoth Foundation
Wenas Mammoth Foundation Dig Site
1760 S. Wenas Road
Selah, WA 98942
(509) 945-4921
Days offered
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Times offered
Before Noon, Between Noon and 5PM, Summer
Flat Fee
Sliding Scale
Scholarships/Financial Aid
Eligibility requirements
Age: 8 to 19
WMF STEM Youth Paleontology, Archaeology, and Geology Camps are for 3rd-12th grade students. Site tours and activities are open to all ages.
How to register
Required forms & documents
Language spoken other than english​​​​​​​

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