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In partnership with the Nano Insititute and USTAR, NanoDays at the Natural History Museum of Utah will include five nano scientists who will be on hand to help visitors explore research of the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. The newsdesk_event features table-top science with hands-on demonstrations and activities for children and adults alike.

Science Movie Night - Twister

Turtle: The Incredible Journey tells the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Following the film, staff from The Living Planet Aquarium will join us to share the story of their rescued green sea turtle and answer all turtle questions.  

Eric Rickart

Eric Rickart has devoted more than 30 years studying mammals, both regionally and globally. Much of his research has focused on mammals of island systems where processes that shape biodiversity are more apparent due to geographic isolation.

Randall Irmis

Areas of Expertise:

  • Paleontology
  • Dinosaurs
  • Terrestrial ecosystems during the dawn of dinosaurs
  • Response of vertebrate animals to long term climate change in the fossil record
  • Evolutionary relationships, distribution (biogeography) and ecology of fossil vertebrates
  • Geologic influences on the fossil record

Background

Mitchell J. Power

Mitchell Power, curator of the Garrett Herbarium at the Natural History Museum of Utah, is fascinated with the mechanisms that cause changes in plant communities since the last Ice Age. His research explores the linkages among vegetation, disturbance, climate, and people through time.