Saturday, February 18, 2006, Morrill Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The State Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present a day-long family event, “Dinosaurs and Disasters” Saturday, Feb. 18 at Morrill Hall.
This 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. event, presented in cooperation with the UNL department of Geosciences, features over 20 stations with hands-on activities and demonstrations, plus Planetarium shows on extreme weather.
Station interactive demonstrations and activities include:
"Be an Earthquake!"
Collect and keep ash samples from Ashfall Fossil Beds rhinos
Identification of rocks and fossils (bring your own & have a scientist identify them)
Giant camels stuck in the mud
“Pin the Dino on the Timeline” game, Mammals Disasters game
A fossil dig
"Meteorites and Meteor-wrongs"
Activities about the Antarctic Drilling - ANDRILL- project
Volcanoes and volcanic ash
The Dinosaur-bird connection
Tsunami and Earthquake demonstrations
New this year are:
Meteorology stations about tornadoes, extreme weather phenomena
Hurricane Katrina: the wetlands-extreme damage connection
Mueller Planetarium will offer “Extreme Weather on the Plains” fantastic images from storm chaser Mike Hollingshead, of tornados, storms and the Northern Lights. (Additional charge for the planetarium show)
Contact: Kathy French, UNL State Museum Education Coordinator, (402) 472-6647