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FREE ONLINE EVENING LECTURE The why, what, when and how of the first animal skeletons. Heads Up people looks like an interesting lecture but you need to register and it starts on Wednesday 1 July 7pm BST https://event.webinarjam.com/register/69/2zzrmhlq
A great lecture given last week by Dr. Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, on the topic of "Alaskan Palms, Antarctic Dinosaurs and Arctic Crocodiles: The Implications of Past Warm Worlds". http://web.mit.edu/webcast/EAPS/1810/ From the webpage: "Alaskan Palms, Antarctic Dinosaurs and Arctic Crocodiles: The Implications of Past Warm Worlds" With little more than picks and shovels, paleontologists can access ancient organisms, ecosystems, and biomes. This “time travel with a shovel” is a surprisingly effective too
As many of you are aware, Singapore is a country that does not yield fossil sites, nor do we have a strong geological heritage or much government/state support. However, that should not prevent our youth from learning about the rich culture and wonders of fossils, Earth's ancient history or paleontology! Our group of fossil-collectors recently partnered with a well-known school, National Junior College and held a lecture for a group of 80 high school students' science day. We started off with short video showing scenes from Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. Seeing a mosasaur chomp up