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DinoFest 2018 Speaker: ReBecca Hunt-Foster

DinoBite — 4 p.m.

"Tracking Dinosaurs in Southeastern Utah—A Real Jurassic Park"


The remarkably extensive and abundant Jurassic-aged exposures on public lands around Moab have made this region well known for trace fossils. Many of these trace fossils are available for visitation by the public at interpreted sites throughout southeastern Utah. “Visit” some of these sites, discuss others, and hear from ReBecca how you can visit a real Jurassic park right here in Utah.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the District Paleontologist for the Canyon Country District of the BLM, located in southeastern Utah. ReBecca holds a Master of Science in Geology (emphasizing in Vertebrate Paleontology) from Texas Tech University, and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Earth Science from the University of Arkansas. Her current research includes Early Cretaceous ornithomimosaurs from North America, the Upper Cretaceous Williams Fork Formation paleofauna of western Colorado, the ichnofauna of the lower-middle Jurassic rocks of southeastern Utah. ReBecca has worked as a paleontologist in western Colorado and eastern Utah since 2007.  Prior to moving to the area, ReBecca was a research assistant at Augustana College where she worked on latest Cretaceous ceratopsian dinosaurs from southern Laramidia and preparing Cryolophosaurus, the first known dinosaur from Antarctica.

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