Learning Center Lecture Series, Wednesday, December 6
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262
Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center Lecture Series, Wednesday, December 6
Petrified Forest, AZ - Petrified Forest National Park fossil preparator Matthew Brown will be giving an hour-long presentation titled “Uncovering the Past: Preparing Fossils for Research and Display” as part of the park’s ongoing Learning Center Lecture Series. The lecture will discuss the scientific methods used in identifying, collecting, and caring for fossil bones, with an emphasis on techniques used in fossil preparation. The lecture will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 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 in order 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.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.