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Free Dino Day Comes to Meeteetse: Kids can get free fossils!

(Big Horn Basin) - Jessica Lippincott, Executive Director of the Big Horn Basin Foundation and author of "Wyoming’s Dinosaur Discoveries," will conduct a presentation and book signing at the Meeteetse Museums on Saturday, April 2. The presentation will begin at 1 pm with the book signing immediately following. Refreshments will be served during the reception. Admission is free. In addition, actual dinosaur fossils will be given to children who attend, courtesy of the Dinosaur Museum in Thermopolis. Wyoming’s Dinosaur Discoveries is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of Modern America” series and is produced by The Big Horn Basin Foundation. This exciting work is a pictorial history of Wyoming dinosaur skeletons, focusing on those dinosaurs that were discovered and excavated in Wyoming and are currently exhibited at some of the world’s finest museums and historical sites. Wyoming is home to some of the world’s most famous dinosaurs. As early as 1872, dinosaurs from this state were being excavated, placed on rail cars, and shipped east. During the 140 years that followed, paleontologists excavated tens of thousands of dinosaur bones in Wyoming, but none were exhibited there until 1961. That was when a dinosaur from Wyoming was mounted and placed on display at the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum in Laramie. Wyoming’s exciting dinosaur legacy will be presented and discussed by Jessica Lippincott beginning at 1 p.m. Lippincott, the Executive Director of the Big Horn Basin Foundation since January 2014, holds an Associates of Science Degree in General Science from Utah State University, as well as an Associates of Science Degree in General Science from Casper College. Ms. Lippincott previously worked for the Tate Museum in Casper, Wyoming, as a paleontological technician from 1995-1997, where she assisted in excavation of Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs and marine reptiles in the Morrison, Sundance Sea, and Lance Formations. She also worked in preparation, molding, casting, and display arrangement. From 1997 to 2000 Lippincott worked with the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming, as a paleontological technician and prep-lab manager working in the Morrison and Sundance Sea Formations. Working in the field, lab, molding, casting and collections, she assisted with various projects, such as the mounting of dinosaurs. She also assisted in measuring the longest dinosaur in the world (Seismosaurus) according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Photo H/T Jessica Lippincott #reboot #news #whatshappening