Jurassic Roadshow is not making any live appearances this year, due (of course) to COVID. We had a Zoom as part of the Great Greenfield DinoFest on December 5, 2020, with five separate sessions for nine presenters. These will be posted on the website soon, so if you didn’t make it to the Zoom, you’ll still be able to watch these terrific talks (see description below). We hope to produce more on-line content in the coming months, so please do check back, and thank you for visiting today!
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jurassic Roadshow Zoom! We cannot have a live Greenfield DinoFest this year, but we can Zoom it! Jurassic Roadshow is partnering with the Piti Theatre (Sunday program 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.) and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association for a day-long program of dinosaur experts and knowledgeable amateurs. Dr. Paul Olsen, Dr. Stephen Gatesy, Dr. Patrick Getty, Prof. Steve Winters, and PhD Candidate Morgan Turner talk about dinosaur feathers, locomotion, footprints, and plate tectonics. Artist Will Sillin shares how he created the large paleo-landscapes and dinosaurs for natural history museums in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Track Pack amateurs Ed Gregory and Harry Sharbaugh share their collections of dinosaur footprints and fish fossils from the Connecticut River Valley, and Mark Agostini will talk about the fantastic dinosaur footprint tomb of 19th-century brilliant oddball Joseph Barratt, with 3-modeling of the tomb. The Springfield Science Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, and Memorial Hall Museum (Deerfield, MA) share short videos about their collections and the history of dinosaur footprints inthe valley. The events are free, but please preregister: https://ptco.org/festivals/dino
Saturday, June 1, 10-5, WGBY Asparagus Fest on the Hadley Town Common, MA, on Rt. 9. Jurassic Roadshow will again be part of this celebration of all things local. Farmers’ market, craft vendors, live music, great food, and local craft beers. Come by our tent to see real fossil footprints, learn how to tell a fossil from a rock, peer through a microscope, make a trilobite out of yarn, and use watercolor to paint your own scientific illustration from nature! https://www.wgby.org/asparagus