Science and Education Center Lecture Series April 2009
Contact: Bill Parker, 928-524-6228 x262
Petrified Forest, AZ ― Plant ecologist Jim DeCoster will be providing a presentation titled “Vegetation and Soils Monitoring at Petrified Forest National Park” as part of the park’s Science and Education Center Lecture Series. This presentation will focus on an inventory and monitoring project taking place in the park.
The presentation will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The PDVC is 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, 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 Superintendent at PEFO_Superintendent@nps.gov. Our website has more news and press releases: www.nps.gov/pefo/parknews/newsreleases.htm.
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