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Ceratosaurus "Bites" Visitors at 100 Years of Discovery Event
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
A nearly life-size Ceratosaurus puppet “biting” willing participants was just one of the activities visitors participated in during Dinosaur National Monument’s 100 Years of Discovery Centennial Event August 15 and 16. This event celebrated the anniversary of Earl Douglass’ dinosaur fossil discovery, which was August 17, 1909.
More than 1,500 people attended the 4-day event that included special hikes, dinosaur digging activities, illustration demonstrations, and talks by paleontologists and the granddaughters of Earl Douglass.
Dinosaur National Monument would like to thank those who contributed to the success of the event with their generous donations: Vernal Wal-mart, Davis Jubilee, Uintah County Impact Mitigation Special Service District, Intermountain National History Association, and the many volunteers who contributed their time.
Did You Know?
Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.