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Lost Giants of the Jurassic: National Fossil Day Lecture

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join our virtual lecture celebrating Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day with Dr. Mathew Wedel of Western University of Health Sciences.

The gigantic Brachiosaurus is one the most popular of all dinosaurs, appearing in everything from Jurassic Park to Walking With Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Train. But despite its fame, we actually have very few fossils of Brachiosaurus, and no complete skeletons. However, new discoveries in Utah have the potential to change that. Join our Dr. Matt Wedel as he talks about  the battle with heat, storms, and simple gravity to find and recover new fossil bones of this Jurassic titan.

Dr. Matt Wedel is an anatomist and paleontologist. He's coauthored three papers naming new dinosaurs: the long-necked sauropods Sauroposeidon (2000) and Brontomerus (2011), and the early horned dinosaur Aquilops (2014). In 2016 his book "The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants", with artist and lead author Mark Hallett, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

When registering for this event, you will receive a zoom link for the virtual lecture.  The link will be sent on October 13.  We look forward to talking brachiosaurus with you! 

When
October 13th, 2021 7:00 PM through  8:00 PM
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    Date:
    October 13
    Time:
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    Venue

    2400 Consistory Ct.
    Grand Junction, CO United States

    Mission

    The Museums of Western Colorado inspires and connects our community by championing the scientific and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.

    Museums of Western Colorado