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MMC April Presentation – Exploring and Expanding the Minnesota Fossil Record

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for MMC’s Virtual Presentation!

Title:  Exploring and Expanding the Minnesota Fossil Record

Summary:  Minnesota’s fossils date back more than two billion years, with a rich and complex history. Within that time, ecosystems of three main geologic periods are very well represented within the state. From the shallow ocean waters teeming with life 450 million years ago to the coastal waters of the Age of the Dinosaurs to the frozen landscape of the Last Ice Age, this fossil record documents major transitions in life and climate. Join for an exploration of what can be found here and the current work of the Science Museum of Minnesota to expand our knowledge of ancient life in Minnesota.

Bio:  Dr. Hastings’ research focuses primarily on the evolution of extinct reptiles but varies widely from dinosaurs to mammoths to tiny oysters. He received his PhD from the University of Florida, worked at Georgia Southern University, did a research fellowship at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, was the Assistant Curator of Paleontology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History and has been the Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology at the Science Museum of Minnesota since 2018.

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April 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm