OLLI Winter Lecture Series - Digging Dinosaurs in Alaska: the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Fossil Collecting in the Far North by Patrick Druckenmiller
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Alaska is home to amazing fossils, including the northernmost dinosaurs that ever lived. Safely accessing and collecting those fossils in Alaska presents unique challences, but also opportunities. In this talk, paleontologist Dr. Patrick Druckenmiller describes what it takes to reache remote field sites and dig up those fossils, and how these hard-earned fines contributes amazing new information about life in ancient Alaska.
Patrick Drukenmiller is Director of the University of Alaska Museum and Professor of Geology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He received his BA at the Univbersity of Wisonsin Madison, his MS at Montana State University Bozeman, and his PhD at the University of Calgary, Alberta. Pat's research focuses on Mesozoic marine reptiles and dinosaurs, particularly those from high latitudes. He oversees numerous field-based projects across Alaska,particularly on Arctic dinosaurs from the North Slope and in Denali National Park and Preserve. He is also a collaborator on several marine reptile projects at various international sites, including Svalbard, Norway and, more recently, China. In 2018, Pat took on directorship on the UA Museum, whihc hosts ten diverse research collecteion, provides important educational opportunities, and welcomes nearly 90,000 visitors annually.
OLLI Winter Lecture Series - Digging Dinosaurs in Alaska
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center - Theatre