Explore cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by question-and-answer period with the audience.
Fall 2023 Science Inquiry Series
The Science Inquiry Series presents a new lineup of in-person presentations at the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium this fall, sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, co-sponsored by the non-profit community service organization Hopa Mountain, and hosted by the Museum of the Rockies.
Among our speakers, MSU’s Dr. Devon Orme will share the geologic history of southwest Montana, Wild Ideas’ Kalon Baughan and Bret Davis will recount their monitoring of Montana’s rare wolverines and lynxes, and the Museum of the Rockies’ Dr. John Scannella will discuss the latest dinosaur discoveries in Montana.
The talks are presented on select Wednesdays at 6 pm for the fall. They are free to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks are recommended but not required. To learn more and to check the full lineup, see Upcoming Presentations.
Science Inquiry Series Investigates the Age of Dinosaurs in Montana
How can we uncover new insights into the lives and times of animals that lived over 66 million years ago? Dr. John Scannella, the John R. Horner Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, will address this question in the third and final presentation of the Fall 2023 Science Inquiry Series.
The talk will be presented in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium on Wednesday, November 15, at 6 pm (note the change in time). It is sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, co-sponsored by the non-profit community service organization Hopa Mountain, and hosted by the Museum of the Rockies.
The series explores cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by questions from the audience. The talks are free to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks are recommended but not required.
In his presentation, titled “Exploring the Age of Dinosaurs in Montana,” Scannella will discuss new discoveries in the field and lab that are helping to piece together our view of the ancient past and the incredible creatures that once roamed this region.
Scannella holds a Ph.D in Earth Sciences from Montana State University, with research focused on the horned dinosaur Triceratops. He has conducted paleontological fieldwork throughout Montana and collaborates with an international team of colleagues and research associates. Current research projects include exploring prehistoric ecosystems, examining modes of fossil preservation, and deciphering the growth and evolution of dinosaurs.
The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
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