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March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fossiliferous – The Paleontology of Colorado National Monument

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Where the dinosaurs roamed

This talk will be a special event for current CNMA members, if you are interested in attending, please see link below for membership options.

Join paleontologist Austin Shaffer as he travels back in time to the Jurassic Period, when colossal dinosaurs roamed what is now Colorado National Monument. This program will introduce you to some of the fantastic fossils that have been found in the park, including fossil plants and multiple types of dinosaur tracks.

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Austin Shaffer is a paleontology intern that has spent the past year conducting a comprehensive paleontological resource inventory of Colorado National Monument, discovering many exciting new fossils within the park. Obsessed with dinosaurs and other prehistoric life for over 20 years, Austin spent his childhood divided between natural history museums and looking for 400-million-year-old marine fossils in the limestone gravel driveways of northeast Ohio. Eventually, Austin headed west to the land of mountains and dinosaurs where he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming in 2022. He has accumulated paleontological experience from numerous different institutions and has worked on many exciting research projects. Austin seeks to continue towards a career studying the long-lost ecosystems of the American West and sharing his love of all things fossil with anyone interested!

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If you are not a Colorado National Monument Association Member and would like to join us, more details about Membership can be found here.

If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Coordinator, Crystal Tyndall, ctyndall@coloradonma.org.

 

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Karen Mahoney
Phone:
970-858-3617
Email:
kmahoney@coloradonma.org

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Where the dinosaurs roamed
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This talk will be a special event for current CNMA members, if you are interested in attending, please see link below for membership options.

Venue

Saddlehorn Visitor Center
11 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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