In response to the enthusiasm generated by the find of the Jurassic tibia and fibula of a giant sauropod, the Friends of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center and the Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) will be hosting an all-day fossil symposium on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Planned speakers and presentations include:
• Joshua Broussard (BLM) and Jana McKeeman (WIPS lab director) – “The discovery, extraction and prepping of the two fossils”
• Dan Grenard (retired BLM) – “Marshall Felch, 1800s quarry excavator”
• Melissa Smeins (BLM) – “Garden Park National Natural Landmark, 150th year”
• Jim McKeeman (WIPS) – “Dr. Ken Carpenter’s work; Marsh and Cope in Garden Park”
Registration: $10 – You may register and reserve your spot for the symposium at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center. The museum is located at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. in Cañon City and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
There will be a mid-day break for participants to enjoy lunch.
Questions? Please call (719) 269-9036.