In the Tracks of the Dinosaurs

Join us for a special presentation on Thursday, August 15, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Visitor Center Auditorium by Paleontologist and National Park Service Intern Cyrus Green on the dinosaurs that roamed the Colorado National Monument 190 million years ago.  Cyrus has been chosen to conduct a comprehensive paleontological survey of the monument.

The Colorado National Monument holds roughly 220 million years of Earth history. What are now glorious canyons and spectacular mesas were once large wetlands, dune-filled desert seas and tropical jungles filled with strange creatures. Cyrus Green is a student of paleontology and geology who recently received his B.S. in Geology from the University of Colorado Denver where he worked with renowned dinosaur track expert Dr. Martin Lockley. He has also worked with scientists at the Denver Museum of Science uncovering dinosaurs in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Cyrus is now working through the Geocorps program and CNMA is assisting in the funding of this internship that will uncover more information about the dinosaurs that roamed the monument.

Please pre-register for this presentation by call 970-858-3617, ext. 360. Space is limited.

Below photo is a dinosaur track in Wingate sandstone at Colorado National Monument, 190 million years old.

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