Friday, April 5, 2013

SEA MONSTERS AT LACKMAN LIBRARY

From the Lackman (Johnson County) Library: Fans of prehistoric sea creatures (and aren’t we all!), we’ve got a special afternoon lined up for you at Lackman Library. Did you know that Kansas fossils are famous in major museums around the world? Many spectacular fossils have been exported from Kansas since the late 1860s, especially by Kansan Charlie Sternberg and his sons, who pioneered many of the basic paleontology methods used today.

Michael Everhart, an expert on prehistoric sea creatures of western Kansas, will bring show-and-tell to explain how the Sternbergs preserved and prepared the remains of Kansas fossils including mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and pterosaurs. Everhart is the author of Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep and Oceans of Kansas, and he also served as an advisor for the 2007 National Geographic IMAX film, Sea Monsters.

This program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council. Free and open to the public – older children, adults and families will enjoy!

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2 p.m. Lackman Library

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