Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) – Iowans and others are invited to join
State Historical Museum Curator Bill Johnson for a
hands-on introduction to fossil interpretation and
the preparation of a fossil fish from the Green River
Formation of Wyoming.
“Fossil Fish: Investigations into the Natural
History of an Eocene Lake” will be 10 a.m.-3
p.m. April 28 at the State Historical Museum, 600
E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East
Village. Admission is $55 at www.iowatix.com.
The event is limited to 20 participants ages 12 and
older. For more information, call 515-281-4129 or
Through an artifact-centered discussion, participants
will investigate environmental and biological interpretation
of paleontological material. Exploring modern animals
and fossil specimens, participants will better understand
the conditions of life in the geologic past. Students
will work directly with simple techniques to prepare
their own fossil specimen.
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division
of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and serves
as a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and
as an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past.
Its dual mission of preservation and education involves
identifying, recording, collecting, preserving, managing
and providing access to Iowa’s historical resources.
As an advocate of understanding Iowa’s past,
SHSI educates Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates
research, disseminates information, and encourages
and supports historical preservation and education
efforts of others throughout the state.
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