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For EMS students, Denver trip offers glimpse of life during, after dinosaurs

8/14/2017

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In a weekend, imagine walking the earth before the time of dinosaurs, then during the period in which they roamed, and finishing your walk long after their demise.

For students in a geobiology (Geosc 204) course that culminates with a field trip to the Denver Basin, that’s the story that’s told in the exposed rocks of Dinosaur Ridge, Green Mountain, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and backstage visits to a nearby museum.

Geosciences professor Mark Patzkowsky, who in April led the class on the four-day trip, said it’s a chance for students to observe how geological clues tell the story of life and to experience field work.   More 

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