CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
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