Trilobite Fossils Hands-On Class $30 - $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trilobite Fossils Hands-On Class

 

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

 

Long before dinosaurs, there were trilobites-one of the most striking animals to populate prehistoric seas. Learn about the anatomy and life habits of these fascinating creatures, and receive your first specimen to take home to begin your collection. The class will also tour the celebrated Stubbs and Wessman collections in the Morian Hall of Paleontology. Paleontologist and geologist John Russell Moffitt leads this program. Tickets $40, Members $30

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  • John M.

    Well I just got the call ... officially sold out. I guess I should do a trilobite blog for the museum before every class. In about 20 times of doing this over the last 20 years ... first sell out. The museum and I agreed that I will begin at 6 PM sharp in the paleo hall collection of trilobites to give the late arrivers a chance to catch up up with the class. Then down to the Moran Hall at the bottom of the elevators about 6:30 or 6:45 for the rest of the class until at least 8 and then some will have questions going slightly longer. If not in the class, you are welcome to join us in the paleo collection at 6 and likely there will be a few no-shows out of 40 folks.

    I shall entertain ... nothing is more important than that. Not even trilobites.

    Cheers, John

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Teresa

      oh no!! I just got the money together to go :,(

      August 8, 2013

  • Jill M.

    Fun and educational. I expect nothing less from John.

    August 7, 2013

  • John M.

    It was a great deal of fun for me and hopefully for others. It was sold out and that is my first for this class. It looks like everybody enjoyed the trilobite cookies.

    August 7, 2013

  • John M.

    Everyone in the classroom lecture will get to see the trilobite dance.

    August 6, 2013

  • David L.

    I'm a maybe

    August 5, 2013

  • Jill M.

    I have heard that there are only two tickets left. This is almost sold out.

    August 5, 2013

  • Jill M.

    Rumor has it that there may be a battle of the trilobites tomorrow.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • John M.

    Everybody ready for a little adventure tomorrow night? I've been talking to Steve about setting up something in the field so everybody can get dirty and break some rock ... probably when the weather gets just a bit cooler.

    August 5, 2013

  • Teresa

    would love to but sadly i can not afford this one :(

    August 5, 2013

  • John M.

    Everybody showing up for this class, will get a trilobite to take home.

    July 13, 2013

    • Penny l.

      How is the class hands-on?

      July 31, 2013

    • John M.

      The museum told me yesterday, that there were 19 registered. With drops and additions, I'm going to guess between 15 and 23 on Aug 6th. A reasonable number and we can have some fun.

      July 31, 2013

  • Penny l.

    sorry but I can't make this one.

    July 25, 2013

  • John M.

    “That’s cool!” You thought, “I’ll turn to stone
    And hide out on the ocean floor.
    “I’ll be the first to see a fish
    And every kind of dinosaur.”

    “I’ll watch the mammals nurse their young,
    And raise them in their hairy way.
    The sabertooth will come and go.
    No doubt he’ll die of tooth decay.”

    “And somewhere deep in Africa
    Some apes will start to walking.
    And once they figure out just how,
    They’ll never stop their talking.”

    “Some human will discover me,
    Beneath my sheets of stone grown cold.
    The wise will hear my silent song:
    Man is young; the Earth is old.”

    July 16, 2013

  • John M.

    When you were just a trilokid,
    Did you play with other triloboys?
    Did trilodads say, “Go outside,
    Or stop that awful trilonoise.”?

    Did trilokids have triloboards
    For awesome trilomotion?
    Did trilomoms say, “Be careful now,
    When you go to cross the ocean.”?

    Triloschool was easy since
    You had much less to remember.
    It was a half a billion years before
    The first day of September

    Trilomath? A piece of cake!
    You only had to count to three.
    And since it hadn’t started yet,
    There was no trilohistory.

    What kind of trilokid were you?
    Were you rowdy? Were you docile?
    Did you ever think, “When I grow up,
    I want to be a fossil!”

    July 16, 2013

  • John M.

    On this very same day in 1960, The Twist (a dance craze) was born. We've been doing the moves now for 53 years. I'm sure we will find some tie-in between this dance and trilobites which have been with us for hundreds of millions of years longer.

    July 6, 2013

    • Steve

      This calls for a trilobite dance.

      July 15, 2013

    • John M.

      THAT actually will be part of the presentation.

      July 16, 2013

  • Steve

    I tried paying my "tuition" on the website, but it wasn't offering the HMNS member discount option. I finally got through on the phone to pay my $30.

    July 15, 2013

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