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Wesley Digs for Dinosaur Bones

  • Wesley finds a dinosaur bone during his wish.

  • In the air!

  • Wesley works on a bone to preserve and examine it.

“ Wesley felt like a real paleontologist! ”


- Wesley's Mom

Adopt-A-Wish® Sponsor We Promise Foundation

Five year old Wesley has big dreams that include being a paleontologist when he grows up. So, naturally, Wesley’s big dreams led him to the big skies and big, wide open spaces of Montana, where dinosaurs once roamed.

Five year old Wesley has big dreams that include being a paleontologist when he grows up.  So, naturally, Wesley’s big dreams led him to the big skies and big, wide open spaces of Montana, where dinosaurs once roamed.

Wesley, along with his parents and two younger brothers, traveled to the small western town of Ekalaka, Montana where they met Nathan Carroll, resident Paleontologist of the Carter County Museum.  Wesley enjoyed meeting with Mr. Carroll to learn about the history of dinosaurs in Montana and what it takes to become a professional paleontologist.

The big fun began when Wesley traveled with Mr. Carroll and his crew to a real dig site, where Wesley hammered into the ground and unearthed an authentic dinosaur bone!  After this amazing find, Wesley and the digging crew returned to Mr. Carroll’s storage warehouse where they used special equipment to carefully excavate the bone.

Wesley was awarded an honorary Paleontologist certificate for his extraordinary find!  Now that Wesley has experienced the dirty digging of dinosaur excavation, he is even more excited about his big dream of becoming a paleontologist.  Wesley now plans to move to Montana one day to live among the dinosaur fossils!

Thank you We Promise Foundation for sponsoring Wesley’s wish to be a paleontologist. 

Wesley was able to get the bone out of the plaster on his own using an air drill. ”

— Wesley's Mom

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