The Fossil Guy: Dinosaurs Growing Up!
Don Johnson, "The Fossil Guy," returns in November with educational paleontology programs for children at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoons at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. All "Fossil Guy" programs are free and open to the public, and include 30-minute talks with audience participation followed by 30-minutes of hands-on interaction with Don’s extensive fossil and replica collection. Presentations are geared toward elementary-age children and their families. Don is an amateur paleontologist from Fairfax, IA with a special interest in fossil vertebrates. His collection of fossils and fossil replicas is one of the largest in Iowa, and he has experience collecting fossils in Iowa and other states out West.
Recent research has shed light on the growth and development of many kinds of dinosaurs. This program will focus on duck-billed dinosaurs, tyrannosaurs, oviraptorosaurs, and sauropods. See and touch genuine fossil dinosaur bones, teeth, and claws. Examine fossil bones of a special duckbill, “Laura the Kid Dinosaur”, and see how she fits on the Hypacrosaurus growth. See and touch fossil dinosaur eggs, teeth, claws and more. Don will also share his experiences hunting for dinosaur fossils in the badlands of South Dakota & Montana to conclude the program.