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January 28, 2019

Paleontologist will discuss fossil discovery and how they inform us about the future

Fifty-million-year-old fossils recovered by Paleontology Field School undergraduate students in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin include the first confirmed primates and oldest-known horses – plus crocodiles and exotic mammals unlike anything alive today. How can we learn from this subtropical past to understand the potential impacts of climate change?

Prof. Kim Nichols from CSU’s Department of Anthropology will discuss primate paleontology and CSU undergraduate fossil research at the next Teen Science Café.

When: 5-7 p.m., with the presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Where: Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St., Fort Collins
Presenter: Kim Nichols from CSU’s Department of Anthropology

RSVP to the Feb. 13 Teen Science Café here.

Feb. 13 Teen Science Café flier

The Front Range Teen Science Café is part of a larger national network of science cafés for teens. ESMEI’S Teen Science Café brings scientists and teens together for a conversation about science in a local coffee shop. A primary goal of the café is for teens to increase their understanding of the nature of science and to develop a realistic perception of scientists and the lives they lead, which they sometimes do not get in school.

Photo at top: Paleontologist Kim Nichols works in the field. Photo by Paul Knowles