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starting at 7 pm most first Mondays of the month (September to May) in
Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The doors to the west entrance of the museum will be opened until 7:30.
After that they will be locked. These doors have to be guarded while
they are unlocked so a WIPS volunteer will be watching
the entrance until the program begins. No food or beverages are allowed
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
The Niobrara Chalk, "Nora" and
A presentation by Tom Nolan at the May monthly meeting of the
Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS).
worked in the Niobrara Chalk for over 10 years, Tom and the small group
he takes out have been responsible for several finds. From
Bonnerichthys gladius found by Kenshu Schamada and Mike Everhart and a
pterosaur found two years ago by Lorrie McWhinney, to mosasaurs, fish,
ammonites and crinoids, the chalk is a rich source of Cretaceous inland
sea marine life. Tom will be showing some of the fossils that have been
found over the years. 7 p.m. in Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver
Museum of Nature & Science. There is no charge to attend the
Society's meeting and hear the lecture.
(Note: The May 2014 monthly WIPS meeting is on Wednesday instead of the
usual first Monday of the month.)