Thursday lecture on dinosaurs that roamed monument
Take the opportunity to go back in time on Colorado National Monument on Thursday by listening to a presentation by paleontologist and geologist Cyrus Green.
Green is to talk about dinosaurs that roamed the area that is now the Monument.
The event will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the visitor center at the monument. Space is limited, so registration is required by calling 858-3617, ext. 360. The event is free, but visitors to the monument must pay an entrance fee to get into the park.
Green, an intern at Colorado National Monument, is having his internship funded by the Colorado National Monument Association through the fall as he works to learn more about the dinosaurs that lived here.
Green recently earned a bachelor’s of science degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has worked with dinosaur track expert Martin Lockley and he has worked with scientists at the Denver Museum of Science excavating dinosaur fossils in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, according to the monument association.
If demand is high for Green’s presentation, the association would consider offering it again, according to Linda Spinner, executive director of the nonprofit group.