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Everything Dinosaur Talks: What IS a Dinosaur?
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Everything Dinosaur Talks

This 12-part public lecture series is meant to introduce visitors and volunteers to the amazing world of dinosaurs! Dinosaur Ridge’s Education Programs Director, Erin LaCount, delivers fun and educational talks about paleontology all year long.  Attend as many as you would like in any order.

Registration is $2 per person, per talk.
Volunteers can register for free through VicNet or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location: Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center
17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401, USA

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2020 Schedule

Talk #1: Paleontology 101 — This first talk is about the history of dinosaur paleontology (including the Bone Wars).
January 29  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the January 29 Talk #1
September 3  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the September 3 Talk #1

 

Talk #2: What IS a Dinosaur? — This second talk covers what dinosaurs are and how they fit in the animal family tree. This also covers what are NOT dinosaurs.
January 14  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the January 14 Talk #2
February 26  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the February 26 Talk #2
September 10  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for teh September 10 Talk #2

 

Talk #3: Sauropods — This third talk focuses on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods!
January 21  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the January 21 Talk #3
March 25  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the March 25 Talk #3
September 17  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the September 17 #3

 

Talk #4: Theropods — This fourth talk focuses on meat-eating dinosaurs – the theropods.
January 28  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the January 28 Talk #4
April 29  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the April 29 Talk #4
September 24  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the September 24 Talk #4

 

Talk #5: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs) — This fifth talk focuses on a group of dinosaurs with spikes on the tail and plates along their backs—the stegosaurs.
February 4  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the February 4 Talk #5
May 27  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the May 27 Talk #5
October 8  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the October 8 Talk #5

 

Talk #6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) — This sixth talk focuses on tank dinosaurs—the ankylosaurs.
February 11  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the February 11 Talk #6
June 24  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the June 24 Talk #6
October 15  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for teh October 15 #6

 

Talk #7: Iguanodonts — This seventh talk focuses on thumb-spiked dinosaurs—the iguanodonts.
February 18  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the February 18 Talk #7
July 29  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the July 29 Talk #7
October 22  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the October 22 Talk #7

 

Talk #8: Hadrosaurs — This eighth talk focuses on the duck-billed dinosaurs—hadrosaurs.
February 25  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the February 25 Talk #8
August 26  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the August 26 Talk #8
October 29  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the October 29 Talk #8

 

Talk #9: Ceratopsians — This ninth talk focuses on the horned dinosaurs—ceratopsians.
March 3  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the March 3 Talk #9
September 30  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the September 30 Talk #9
November 5  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the November 5 Talk #9

 

Talk #10: Pachycephalosaurs — This tenth talk focuses on the bone-head dinosaurs—pachycephalosaurs.
March 10  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the March 10 Talk #10
October 28  |  6-7:30om  |  Register for the October 28 Talk #10
November 12  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the November 12 Talk #10

 

Talk #11: Archosaurs — This eleventh talk focuses on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs.
March 17  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the March 17 Talk #11
November 11  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for November 11 Talk #11
November 19  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the November 19 Talk #11

 

Talk #12: Mammals — This twelfth and final talk focuses on prehistoric mammals.
March 24  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the March 24 Talk #12
December 3  |  10-11:30am  |  Register for the December 3 Talk #12
December 9  |  6-7:30pm  |  Register for the December 9 Talk #12

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