Dinosaurs

The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs

Date: 
October 15, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

John Zawiskie, geologist, Cranbrook Institute of Science
Institute Geologist John Zawiskie will take the audience from Triassic rocks in the Antarctica to central Wyoming as he discusses the role he and a team of geologists from Wayne State University played in researching the early history of dinosaurs. See related item in Geologist’s Corner. Members are free.

Tickets are free for Members and $4 for non-Members.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome.

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

November 19, 2010
7:30pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

Date: 
November 19, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join Brent Breithaupt, paleontologist for the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and former Curator of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum, as he relates his experience leading the excavation of "Big Al" the most complete Allosaurus skeleton ever found. Hear how Big Al lived and died in prehistoric Wyoming, only to be dug up -- first illegally, then legally -- and what we have discovered about Allosaurus from his remains.

Breithaupt will sign his recent book The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future following the lecture.

Lectures

Cranbrook and The Nature Conservancy Present Science Talks Lecture Series 2015

Cranbrook and The Nature Conservancy are partnering again to present four Thursday night lectures at the Institute of Science from February through May 2015.  Nature Conservancy scientists will discuss a wide range of topics related to the Great Lakes Region including its rivers, algae blooms on Lake Erie,  and Michigan’s  unique sand dunes. 

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