Learning Center Lecture Series April 2007
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262
Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center Lecture Series, April 2007
Petrified Forest, AZ – Paleontologist Jeffrey Martz, a doctoral candidate at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, will be providing an hour-long presentation titled “Vertebrate paleontology and biostratigraphy of the Dockum Group in southern Garza County, West Texas: A comparison with Petrified Forest National Park” as part of the park’s ongoing Learning Center Lecture Series. Many of the same fossil reptiles and amphibians found in the park are also found in the Triassic rocks of Texas. This lecture will discuss these similarities as well as differences, and their significance to paleontology. The lecture will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. This lecture is open to the public and admission is free.
The Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center was established to bring park visitors and researchers together to foster understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the Colorado Plateau. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archaeology, and biology.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
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