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Lecture: Paleobotany of the Bighorn Basin

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Paleobotany of the Bighorn Basin

By Dr. Scott Wing

July 11, 2024
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the July Lunchtime Expedition, Paleobotany of the Bighorn Basin, presented by Dr. Scott Wing, Research Geologist and Curator of Paleobotany for the National Museum of Natural History. Please note that this lecture takes place on the second Thursday of July rather than the first Thursday like most in this series.

The in-person talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available. We will share the Zoom webinar link to register as soon as we have it.

Dr. Scott Wing
Dr. Scott Wing

About the speaker

Scott Wing, Research Geologist and Curator of Paleobotany for the National Museum of Natural History. He earned his bachelor of science degree, as well as his PhD, from Yale University. A childhood interest in fossils was reinforced by fieldwork in Wyoming while an undergraduate at Yale University, where he received his B.S. in Biology in 1976. He completed his Ph.D. in Biology at Yale in 1981. Wing served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, for a year. He worked for the U.S.G.S. for an additional year as a geologist, then moved to the Smithsonian Institution in 1984.

Upcoming Lunchtime Expeditions

The series generally continues on the first Thursday of each month, but please note the date changes in June and July.
• August 1: Bats, by Dr. Riley Bernard, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
• September 5: Rangeland Songbirds, by Dr. Anna Chalfoun
• October 3
• November 7
• December 5

Have you missed a Lunchtime Expedition?

The talks in this series are gathered in YouTube playlists by year:

2024 Lunchtime Expeditions
2023 Lunchtime Expeditions

Support for the Draper’s Lunchtime Expedition series has been made possible by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Charitable Foundation.


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