CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 17, 2002
UI Museum of Natural History presents 'The Fossil Guy' on Sunday afternoons
Due to popular demand, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
will continue a series of short programs by local amateur paleontologist Donald
F. Johnson -- aka "The Fossil Guy" -- with the next program set
for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, and sessions repeating at 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15
All programs will take place in the lobby of the Iowa Hall gallery in Macbride
Hall on the UI campus, with the Sept. 22 activity -- "Become a Dinosaur
Detective" -- repeating every 45 minutes with the final presentation
beginning at 3:15 p.m.
Johnson's talk will feature objects from his own extensive collection, followed
by a hands-on, interactive question-and-answer period. Johnson, who majored
in mathematics and physics at Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., is
a member of the Cedar Valley Rock & Mineral Society and has enjoyed fossil
hunting at numerous sites in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Other topics in the Sunday afternoon series include:
Sept. 29: "Ancient Creatures and the Deep."
Oct. 6: " Edmontosaurus annectens and Other Hadrosaurs: That's
a mouthful even for a duckbill dinosaur!"
Oct. 13: " Fossil Hunting Out West."
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.