CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 10, 2002
UI Museum of Natural History presents 'The Fossil Guy' Sunday, Oct. 13
The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History's series of Sunday programs
by local amateur paleontologist Donald F. Johnson -- aka "The Fossil
Guy" -- continues with "Fossil Hunting Out West" at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, and sessions repeating at 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. All programs
will take place in the lobby of the Iowa Hall gallery in Macbride Hall on
the UI campus.
Johnson, a member of the Cedar Valley Rock & Mineral Society, will draw
upon his own fieldwork experience to describe "how the dirty work gets
done," share information on needed clothing, tools, and supplies, and
present a photographic tour of his fossil-hunting adventures. He will also
offer a hands-on, question-and-answer session focused on five different fossil
bearing formations in Nebraska and South Dakota: the Hell Creek, the Niobrara
Chalk, the Pierre Shale, certain Pleistocene deposits and the White River
The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call
Elizabeth Burdick-Romero, UI Museum of Natural History weekend manager, or
David Brenzel, program coordinator, at 319-335-0482.