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DinoFest 2017: The Ultimate Throwback Weekend

In 2017, our lineup of guest speakers explored Utah's dinosaurs. See a synopsis of each lecture and watch the recorded videos below.

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Andrew Milner

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
Join Andrew and hear how a few strange dinosaur tracks discovered by a St. George optometrist revealed an entire paleoecosystem through one of the best preserved collections of dinosaur tracks in the world.See Andrew's complete speaker bio here.

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Alan Titus

The Rest of the Story: Deciphering Environments of the 75-Million-Year-Old Kaiparowits Formation
Hear how Alan and others have discovered a treasure trove of fossils including well-preserved examples of Cretaceous fish, turtles, alligators and dinosaurs from a region originally believed to be barren. See Alan's complete speaker bio here.

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Celia Suarez

Rising Mountains: Using Chemistry of Dinosaur Remains to Understand the climatic Effects of the Ancient Sevier Mountains
Hear how Celina has studied the chemistry of dinosaur remains to better understand how they lived and their surrounding environment. See Celina's complete speaker bio here.

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Brooks Britt

Saints and Sinners Quarry
Brooks explains how the Saints & Sinners “dinosaur boneyard” in Northeastern Utah came to amass so many well-preserved and diverse early dinosaurs from the Late Triassic Period. See Brooks' complete speaker profile here.

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ReBecca Hunt Foster

Trailing Dinosaur Tracks in the Early Cretaceous
Join ReBecca and learn how a newly discovered dinosaur tracksite north of Moab has been preserved for the public through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and innovative site stewardship. See ReBecca's complete speaker profile here.

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Randy Irmis

Discovering Dinosaur Origins in Utah
Randy will discuss the very beginnings of the Age of Dinosaurs and what he and his colleagues have discovered about the very first dinosaurs in Utah. See Randy's complete speaker bio here.

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John Foster

Dystrophaeus viaemalae from the Basal Morrison Formation of Utah, and the Origin of Sauropod Dinosaurs in the North America
Beginning in 2014, Dr. John Foster and colleagues from NHMU resurrected a 155-year-old expedition to southeastern Utah to dust off the mystery behind the oldest known sauropod dinosaur skeleton in North America. See John's complete speaker bio here.

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