TIME: 09:30 am - 10:30 am
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a paleontologist? Celebrate National Fossil Day—an event organized by the National Park Service—with Harvard paleontologists! Take a close look at museum fossils and learn how they are used to help solve mysteries about ancient life. What amazing creatures lived together in ancient oceans? How do fossil tracks, traces and burrows help us understand how extinct animals lived? How can we reconstruct an animal from just its bones? How did dinosaurs get so big? Bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for kids and families!
9:30–10:30 a.m. ET: Meet RJ Knecht, Mark Renczkowski and Peter Bishop
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the paleontology collection with graduate student RJ Knecht and curatorial assistant Mark Renczkowski as they uncover how fossil tracks, traces and burrows help us understand how extinct animals lived. Then, meet postdoctoral fellow Peter Bishop and explore how to “rebuild” extinct dinosaurs and mammals just from clues in their bones.