Ground breaking and Gearing Up for 2017 Season

            Summer 2017 season is fast approaching here at YBRA and we could not be more excited for what it will bring! New students, new research, new building projects, and of course, the same great rocks and views at your favorite field station.               The … Read more

Bill Bonini YBRA Memorial Fund

William E. “Bill” Bonini, 90, of Princeton, NJ passed away Tuesday, December 13. Students, colleagues and friends lost a teacher, mentor and loved one; he died peacefully with family at his side. To read the official obituary please follow this link. In honor of Bill and his dedication to geoscience education and research, a Memorial … Read more

Successful Meeting at GSA 2016

YBRA had a strong presence at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting this past week in Denver, CO. New students, academics, and industry professionals learned about our 80 year old operation in the Beartooths. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! YBRA Alumni from every decade and all over the world re-connected at … Read more

Eventful and busy week: 80 years in the Beartooths

Last week we hosted three separate events to help celebrate our 80th year of operation. We hosted our first New Projects Design Charrette, 3rd Annual Industry Day, and 80th Anniversary Open House!  New Projects Design Charrette  A Charrette is a collaborative-administrative meeting to discuss planning of major building projects and updates for the coming years. … Read more


Paleontologist/Geologist Kirk Johnson, the Smithsonian’s Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History and Will Clyde, professor of geology at the University of New Hampshire which recently led the Bighorn Basin Coring project, visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West today in Cody, WY. Their book, Ancient Wyoming: a dozen lost worlds based … Read more

The start of another great year

The season so far has been great. Montclair State NJ, University of Wisconsin Plattville, Penn State and University of Houston are the schools here up till now, Southern Illinois University will arrive on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing New Jersey State Museum, Ohio State, The Woods Project, Lancaster County Conservancy and Roger Williams University. 


  One more week and our first group will be here. The camp just needs the small finishing touches. This year we had Karen Lundell here to help with the camp opening. Karens goal is to work as an Oregon forest ranger but needed some maintenance skills on her resume. She accomplished any task given … Read more