Museum’s DinoFest2017 weekend to highlight Utah fossil fame – Salt Lake Tribune

The events are open to the public for the price of admission to the museum. Activities include kid-oriented classes on building and drawing dinosaurs.

Zanno’s keynote at noon Saturday, titled “Fearsome Continent: New Discoveries Reveal the Lost Cretaceous Worlds of North America,” describes her team’s recent dinosaur finds and explores how these animals may have lived at the dawn of the Late Cretaceous 98 million years ago.

Zanno will be joined by a dozen other paleontologists giving half-hour talks on their Utah-based work. Participants include the museum’s paleontology curator Randy Irmis; state Paleontologist Jim Kirkland; Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument paleontologist Alan Titus; and Museum of Moab executive director John Foster.

Zanno’s co-keynoter, Luis Chiappe of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, will speak to the importance of field…

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