DINO NIGHT an evening with Museum Educator John Hankla
Wed, September 30
FREE for all ages
Now featured at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is Terataphoneus curiei, an extinct Tyrannosaur that lived in Southern Utah 72 million years ago
John Hankla, the Museum Educator who installed the Dino at Wild Bear will be speaking about his expeditions in remote areas around the country excavating these amazing fossils! John has had a deep love of Dinosaurs since age 7 and hopes to inspire other young people to follow their dreams! John will show slides from the dig and share stories about his career working in natural history museums.
Please join us for a special evening with John and our Tyrannosaur friend and learn all about the amazing creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago! FREE for all ages.
The Teratophoneus curie on exhibit at Wild Bear is a museum cast replica of a recently discovered Juvenile-about 1/2 the size of a mature adult. Many exciting discoveries and new species of dinosaurs are being made each summer by the Denver Museum of Nature and science. This team, along with researchers from other institutions world-wide spend the summer in Grand-Staircase/Escslante National Monument. This video from National Geographic shows what life is like in our remote camps:
The specimen was discovered by Dinosaur Curator, Dr. Joe Sertich in 2010. If you look carefully at the front of this animal’s right femur bone you can see the mark left by the pick Joe used when he first uncovered the skeleton. Our field work and research in this area is ongoing and will likely produce many new species of dinosaurs for decades to come. This cast specimen was created in Fruita Colorado and belongs to John Hankla a DMNS research associate who is currently working in the field site looking for more fossil skeletons.
More details about current dino projects!