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Re: Washington State Dinosaurs
Yes there are paleo classes at UW - and at Western Washington too. Peter
Ward teaches invert paleo, and paleobiology, Jon Rensberger teaches vert
paleo., and I teach a dinsoaur class, and a history of life class in the
evenings thorugh UW Extension, largely, but not exclusively for K-12
teachers, and those in the M.Ed. program. And at WWU Thor Hansen teaches
As for the "tons of dinsoaurs"in eastern Washington - it is pure
speculation, with no evidence (yet). USGS folk are mapping the area now and
hopefully they will be able to figure out if these formations are even
the right age!
On Sun, 7 May 1995 Stang1996@aol.com wrote:
> With all this "Jurassic Park on NBC" hubbub, the local NBC afilliate (KING5
> Seattle) has been interviewing a bunch of people (Horner, ILM, etc) involved
> with the movie. On Thursday (I think) they said something about Peter Ward
> (at the UW) saying that there are probably tons of dinosaurs (Jurassic
> probably) in eastern Washington somewhere; just that no one had the incentive
> to go over there and look for them. There were supposed to interview him
> today, but they didn't (oh well). In any case does anyone know more about
> this? I would be very interested to find out if this was the case. If it is
> true I would be very interested to see what kind of dinosaurs lived in easern
> Washington; if they were Morison-esque or something completely different
> (that would REALLY be something).
> Anyway, any help would be really cool.
> Also... does anyone know if UW teaches paleontology? If they do I would much
> rather go in state than out!
> Peter Buchholz