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Alan Titus: Time Traveling Through the Age of Dinosaurs

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

NOTE: Limited to 25 people.  To RSVP, please sign up here.  Caravan along HWY 12 toward The Blues Overlook with stops along the way. No pets allowed.
 
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument region contains an exceptional geologic record of the Mesozoic, or “Age of Dinosaurs.” Come explore the second half of that record, and the fossils it contains, with Dr. Titus. Participants will learn about the environments and events that led up to the great extinction that wiped out the Mesozoic world, and maybe, find relevant lessons for our modern times.  
 
HIKING INFO: Some hiking in moderately steep terrain will be required. All hikes will be less than a half mile.
 
WHAT TO BRING:
  • sturdy hiking shoes
  • lunch
  • 2 liters of water
  • sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat

Dr. Titus fell in love with fossils and paleontology at the age of eight while roaming the hills of southern Nevada with his parents. He received his undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), his Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Washington State University. He became the first permanent Monument Paleontologist for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in May 2000, a position he held until he was promoted to District Paleontologist in 2019.  

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Meet in Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot
755 West Main Street
ESCALANTE, UT 84726 United States
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Phone:
4356164480