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Conversing with Creatures: a lecture series


maycenter_logo-7918416-7087705Reno, Nevada – Dr. Joshua Bonde, a paleontologist from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, made headlines around the country last December when he discovered the bone of a dire wolf just 30 minutes north of the Strip – the first one ever discovered in the state. Next month, Dr. Bonde brings his expertise to the Wilbur D. May Museum to kick off a special lecture series called Conversing with Creatures.

The lecture series spans seven Saturdays from March 2 through June 2, and features talks on everything from Nevada’s dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs to Bigfoot and Tahoe Tessie. Speakers include professors, park rangers, authors, and government officials. These talks are geared toward an adult audience, to compliment the May Museum’s spring exhibitCreatures.

What:          “Conversing with Creatures” Lecture Series

When:         4:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 2 – Nevada’s Dinosaurs with Dr. Joshua Bonde, UNLV
  • Saturday, March 23 – Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science with Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University
  • Saturday, April 6 – Shonisaurus popularis: Nevada’s State Fossil with Ranger Robin Riggs, Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
  • Saturday, April 20 – The Extinct Mammals of the Miocene and Pliocene in the Great Basin with Dr. Bryan Hockett, Bureau of Land Management
  • Saturday, May 4 – Sea Monsters: Solving Age-old Mysteries with Angela Szesciorka, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California
  • Saturday, May 18 – Ice Age Sloths and Humans in Nevada with Dr. Eugene Hattori, Nevada State Museum
  • Saturday, June 1 – The Legend of Tahoe Tessie with Bob McCormick, Author

Where:       Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Cost:             $5.00 per lecture or $20.00 for series pass

Contact:      (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com

Speaker bios are available on our website.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.


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