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Bid on eBay's tour of Paul Sereno's lab!
People who don't know what to get for their dinosaur aficionado friends
should see the eBay auction for the Great Chicago Fire Sale:
"CHICAGO FIRE SALE-DINOSAUR LAB TOUR W/ DR. PAUL SERENO"
(current bid is $500).
"Dr. Paul Sereno's dinosaur lab at the University of Chicago is hard at work
cleaning the bones of the newest dinosaur discoveries from Africa and Asia
and you can be amongst the very few to get an inside look at what it takes to
build a dinosaur - from the ground up!
Project Exploration is thrilled to present a once-in-a lifetime opportunity
for a behind the scenes tour of the most exciting dinosaur lab in the
country! World renowned paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno is a professor at the
University of Chicago and a National Geographic Explorer in Residence. Dr.
along with award-winning educator Gabrielle Lyon, the cofounder of Project
Exploration in 1999 will be your hosts."
"Project Exploration is a non-profit science education organization founded
by Paul Sereno and Gabrielle Lyon to bring the excitement of scientific
discovery to the public - especially city kids and girls."
"This opportunity is open to a group of 6. Your visit will take
approximately 11/2 hours. Gabrielle Lyon, Executive Director and cofounder of
Exploration (veteran of 7 international dinosaur expeditions and discoverer of
Deltadromeus) will be your tour guide. She will be accompanied by some of
Chicago's most dynamic high school students - Project Exploration's own Junior
"Date for the tour will be mutually agreed upon, and must be completed by
December 15, 2005."
"Following the lab tour, we will host a cookies and juice reception at the
lab with Dr. Paul Sereno. Bring your camera, your pen and your favorite
National Geographic magazine - Dr. Sereno and Ms. Lyon are happy to sign
Guests will leave with a special souvenir from their visit."
"To learn more about Project Exploration, Dr. Paul Sereno or the new
discoveries unearthed in the dinosaur lab, visit _www.projectexploration.org_
"So, your experience includes:
Tour for a group of six
Tour will be with Gabrielle Lyon, Executive Director of Project Exploration
Reception at the end of the tour to meet Dr. Paul Sereno
For the dinosaur lover in your life this is a dream come true and a rare
opportunity to visit with one of the most famous paleontologists of all time."
"ITEM: DINOSAUR LAB TOUR W/ DR. PAUL SERENO AND GABRIELLE LYON.
DONATED BY: PROJECT EXPLORATION, DR. PAUL SERENO, AND GABRIELLE LYON
VALUE: TRULY PRICELESS
SHIPPING & HANDLING: $7.50 IN CONTINENTAL US; $15.00 TO CANADA."
I'm not sure what shipping and handling may be involved.