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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

March 2009 Science and Education Center Lecture Series

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Date: February 15, 2009
Contact: Bill Parker, 928-524-6228 x262

Petrified Forest, AZ―Petrified Forest National Park’s Fossil Preparator Kenneth Bader will be providing a presentation and demonstration on techniques used to mold fossil bones for research and display.

The presentation will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building—located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This presentation is open to the public and admission is free.  

The Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education 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, archeology, 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 Superintendent at e-mail us. Our website has more news and press releases: www.nps.gov/pefo/parknews/newsreleases.htm.

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