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Science and Education Center Lecture Series-Early Mammals in Triassic and Jurassic Rocks in the Southwestern United States

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Date: May 27, 2009
Contact: Bill Parker, 928-524-6228 x262

Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center Lecture Series—June 2009

10 am on Wednesday, June 3, 2009: Dr. Kay Behrensmeyer presents “Early Mammals in Triassic and Jurassic Rocks in the Southwestern United States”

Paleontologists Dr. Robin Whatley (Columbia College, Chicago) and Dr. Kay Behrensmeyer (U.S. National Museum, Washington D.C.) will be providing a presentation on their research on looking for early mammals in Triassic and Jurassic rocks in the Southwestern U.S., including forthcoming work in the Petrified Forest, as part of the park’s Science and Education Center Lecture Series.

The presentation will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The Painted Desert Visitor Center 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.

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