Dinosaur Hunters - CATHERINE FORSTER: Little Giants: Baby Dinosaurs from South Africa
Complimenting the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition, the Dinosaur Hunter Speaker Series shines a spotlight on the unique individuals who battle some of the harshest climates and working conditions to discover and dig out of solid rock the oldest creatures to ever roam the earth.
If you thought all dinosaur hunters were men, you’d be wrong. Our first hunter is Dr. Catherine Forster. She has toughed it out in some of the harshest climates and conditions in the world making significant discoveries in China, Madagascar, and South Africa.
When not out in the field Catherine is teaching, researching and publishing papers from her home base of George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In this, the first of the Dinosaur Hunter talks Forster will introduce a new group (taxon) of iguanodontian dinosaurs discovered via the remains of twenty-seven babies. Using these tiny specimens she will explore the bone histology, growth, geology and the process by which they became fossilized in order to weave the fascinating story of environmental catastrophe that spelled the end for these little giants before it even really began.
Don’t miss the rest of this ultimate speaker series. Tickets are going fast!
Sunday September 16 – Dr. Paul Sereno
Sunday October 7 – Dr. Philip Currie
Sunday October 21 – Dr. Scott Sampson
Sunday November 25 – Dr. David Evans
Saturday December 8 – Dr. David Krause