Saturday, August 8, 2015
Track 'em Down and Dig 'em Up: Dinosaur Discoveries in Alberta
Bill Desmarais, Washington High School - retired, Cedar Rapids
2:00 p.m. in the Saylorville Visitor Center Theater
Audience: Children and Adults
Alberta, Canada is a known hot bed of dinosaur discoveries and fossils. Come on this virtual expedition and find thousands of dinosaur tracks and track ways uncovered in a large coal mine in the Canadian Rockies. The expedition continues with discoveries of multiple Albertosaurus skeletons in the badlands of the Red Deer River that hint at the pack hunting nature of large tyrannosaurs. There will be interactive parts where you will be able to apply your paleontologist skills and observe real dinosaur fossils and footprints.
About Bill Desmaris
Bill Desmarais was a high school science teacher in Iowa for 36 years before his retirement in 2007. He taught biology, earth sciences, and Advanced Placement Environmental Science at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Since 1982 he has had the good fortune to work with Dr. Phil Currie of the University of Alberta at Edmonton and Pete Larson of the Black Hills Institute, Hill City, South Dakota at several dinosaur quarries in South Dakota, Wyoming and several locations in Alberta, Canada. Bill is a member of the Iowa Academy of Science and the Cedar Valley Rock and Minerals Society, as well as the Mid America Paleontology Society.