Science on the Edge- Paleontology at the End of the Rope | Kids Out and About Rochester

Science on the Edge- Paleontology at the End of the Rope

The RMSC Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lectures in Bausch Auditorium have provided insight and understanding about current research on a broad array of topics for a general audience for more than 30 years. Science on the Edge sparks intelligent conversations throughout the community. Designed to engage those interested in broadening their scientific understanding, lectures promote the continuation of education and sharing of ideas.

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Science on the Edge Lectures

About the Series:

The RMSC Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lectures in Bausch Auditorium have provided insight and understanding about current research on a broad array of topics for a general audience for more than 30 years. Science on the Edge sparks intelligent conversations throughout the community. Designed to engage those interested in broadening their scientific understanding, lectures promote the continuation of education and sharing of ideas.

Science on the Edge lectures are supported in part by the Richard C. Shultz Endowment Fund. 

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $15

RMSC Member Adults: $13

Students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID: $11

RMSC Employees, Docents/Volunteers, Rochester Engineering Society: $3

Registration for each lecture is below. Ticket includes access to the museum. 


Upcoming Lecture: 

Paleontology at the End of the Rope

January 19, 2022 | 7pm

Speaker: Dr. Penny Higgins

Natural Trap Cave (NTC) is a paleontologist's dream. Fossils on the floor of NTC have been a source of fascination and mystery since their first excavation in the 1970s. Today, the cave is only accessible by single-rope techniques, which means climbing in and out has to be done on a single, vertical rope. For NTC, this is about an 80 foot drop! In this talk, Higgins will discuss some challenges that researchers face while collecting fossils within NTC as well as some exciting discoveries that have been made there!

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Speaker Bio

Penny is a vertebrate paleontologist and geochemist. Her scientific specialty is using the geochemical signatures preserved in fossil bones and teeth to better understand past climate, weather, and the behavior of now-extinct mammals. Penny is also a small business owner (PaleoPix) and takes in senior and hospice cats (Mew-Mew House). She lives in Williamson in a 185 year old house with two dogs, mumble-mumble cats, and her son.


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Location:

657 East Ave
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585.697.1947
Contact name: 
Carolyn Stiles
Email address: 
Dates: 
01/19/2022
Time: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022- 7:00pm
Price: 
Adults: $15 RMSC Member Adults: $13 Students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID: $11 RMSC Employees, Docents/Volunteers, Rochester Engineering Society: $3

Ages

Teenagers Adults without kids