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Release: Sept. 20, 1999

UI Museum of Natural History sponsors Sept. 26 fieldtrip

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will sponsor a fieldtrip, "The Devonian Fossil Gorge: A Window to Iowa's Ancient, Shallow Tropical Seas," from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 beginning with a lecture in Room 112 of Macbride Hall.

The program, part of the Museum's "Afternoon With a Scientist" public education and lecture series, will be presented by Dr. Brian Glenister, A.K. Miller Professor of Geology Emeritus. Glenister, former chair of the UI department of geology, has researched ancient reef sediments throughout a professional career spanning fifty years. He is a member and past chair of the International Commission on Stratigraphy and former president of the Paleontological Society and the Geological Society of Iowa.

Glenister will begin the program with a lecture on the modern plants, animals and sediments of Florida Bay and the Caribbean reefs, accompanied by slides. Following a brief visit to the Iowa Hall gallery to review relevant displays, participants will embark on a fieldtrip to the Coralville Dam fossil site. Limited transportation will be provided.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, to reserve a seat in the van or to be placed on the Museum's mailing list, contact David Brenzel, program coordinator, at 335-0482 or at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact David Brenzel at either the phone number or e-mail address listed above.