Akron Chapter Meeting at Stow-Munroe Falls Library1

Monday, February 5th 2018 at 7:00 pm
Monday, February 5th 2018 at 8:45 pm
The Mon., Feb. 5, meeting will be our annual Darwin Day event. Our speaker will be Lee Hall, Cleveland Museum of Natural History paleontologist and manager of the vertebrate paleontology fossil preparatory lab. Lee's topics will be “Fossil Trackways and Dinosaur Titans: The peculiar claws of sauropod dinosaurs.” His talk will focus on the museum's sauropod dinosaur research, and will include a discussion of the idea of using evolution to track changes in anatomy and answering paleobiological questions about extinct animals. His presentation will take the audience through the history of sauropod evolution in the fossil record and in popular culture before revealing what paleontologists have discovered about the peculiar claws of sauropod dinosaurs. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the StowMunroe Falls Library. Lee Hall is a graduate of the Montana State Univesity Paleontology program. He began his career in 2000 working in the Hell Creek Formation of eastern Montana excavating T. rex and Triceratops fossils. He has been the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Paleontology fossil preparatory since 2015.