Are you fascinated by the dinosaurs of the American West? Who isn't! Have you wondered why there aren't dinosaur fossils in Illinois? We're very excited to welcome real-life "dinosaur fossil hunter" and paleontologist Jean-Pierre Cavigelli to discuss his excavations, discoveries, and theories of the history of dinosaurs in America.
Jean-Pierre Cavigelli (JP) is currently the Prep Lab Manager, Field Trip Organizer and Collections Manager at the Tate Geological Museum – part of Casper College - in Casper, Wyoming. In his many years at the college, as well as previously at the University of Wyoming, he has led collecting trips all over the west to collect small and large fossils from “Dee the Mammoth” and “Lee Rex” to microscopic mammal teeth and ancient insects. Also, he has had the good fortune of having been invited to join paleontological expeditions to Mongolia, Niger, Tanzania, Alaska and North Dakota.
By the way, you may recognize JP from his appearances in last year's television broadcast of "Prehistoric Road Trip" with Emily Grasslie, produced by the the Field Museum in cooperation with WTTW Chicago and PBS!
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m. This is a free virtual program using Zoom.
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