Events, links, & news

 

IOWA CITY DARWIN DAYS 2016

 

Thursday, February 18 – Saturday, February 20 , 2016

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Lectures on topics in evolution & Darwin Birthday Party!

Free admission

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PALEOFEST 2016

 

Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13, 2016

Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL

Theme: “Women in Paleontology”

Enjoy lectures from famous paleontologists, workshops & activities.

Registration & entry fees apply.

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38th ANNUAL MAPS FOSSIL EXPO

 

Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sharpless Auction Facility, Iowa City, IA

Theme: “The Mesozoic Era”

Friday keynote program: “The Dinosaurs of Alberta” by Dr Phil Currie

Buy, sell, and swap fossils at the world’s largest fossil-only show!

Free admission

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CEDAR VALLEY ROCK, MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOW

 

Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

Theme: "Petrified Wood and Fossil Plants"

Includes exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs and children's activities.

Small admission fee applies.

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University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Upcoming Programs

 

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History on the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City sponsors a variety of additional upcoming programs — Click here and follow the EVENTS link for further information.

 

 

LINKS

 

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History (UIMNH)

Mid-America Paleontology Society (MAPS)

Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society (CVRMS), Cedar Rapids, IA

Cycad Productions Ltd, Watermill, NY

Tarkio Valley Ground Sloth Project

Fairfield Fossil Exchange

Iowa Innovation Learning Center

Mark Hallett Paleoart

”Devonian Fossil Gorge” at Coralville Dam

”Dinosphere” at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

“Jane” at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL

“Sue” & “Evolving Planet” at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL

 

ARCHIVED NEWS

 

Click here for archived news for 2010—2011.

 

Click here for archived news for 2004—2009.

 

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David Wolf of “Two Girls Fossils” and his crew use a small backhoe to construct a primitive road to the “Laura” dig site in the badlands of northwestern Montana (Summer 2004).

Jeremy, one of David Wolf’s crew members, uses glue to stabilize one of the bones of “Laura” in the field (Spring 2005).

Field photograph of Laura’s tibia and fibula in place as they were being uncovered in northwestern Montana (Spring 2005).

Eastern Iowa Paleontology Project

“Bringing DINOSAURS to Iowa”

www.paleoproject.org

Young EIPP Sponsors attend Paleofest ‘06 at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, IL.

EIPP President Don Johnson uses an air-powered scribe to remove harder matrix from one Laura’s fossil bones.

Young EIPP sponsor goes “head to head” with the great Allosaurus at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, IL (Feb. 2006).

Young EIPP Sponsors hike out to the site of a dinosaur dig in the badlands of SW North Dakota (July 2007).

“Dawn at the Rookery” (1990) by paleoartist Mark Hallett shows a mother tending to her nestlings at a Hypacrosaurus stebingeri nesting ground.  To learn more about Mark Hallett’s artwork, visit his web site

at www.hallettpaleoart.com.  Copy-righted image used with permission.

Young EIPP Sponsor meets Dr. Jack Horner (co-discoverer of Hypacrosaurus stebingeri) during Paleofest ‘08 at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Click here to learn more about Roby Braun’s 1:4 scale life restoration of “Laura the Kid Dinosaur”!

This drawing titled “Laura’s World” by Don  Johnson shows “Laura the Juvenile Hypacrosaurus” during the Late Cretaceous Period about 75 million years ago.