Beer, biodiversity, and dinosaurs

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in Alumni News and News

KU flag flies over the dinosaur dig site in MontanaWhy is the KU Natural History Museum on the road? Museum staff members are on their way to join a Tyrannosaurus Rex dig site in Montana, where KU paleontologists are busy finding and extracting fossils for KU. The #teamTrexKU effort began in May with a crowdfunding campaign that provided the resources for researchers and students to go to the excavation site for up to four weeks. The team arrived the first week of July and has already found part of a rib and part of a lower jaw, adding to the 15 percent of this T. rex already found during previous expeditions. The hope is to bring much more of this exciting find home to KU.

Join fellow Jayhawks at three upcoming events to learn more about this expedition, enjoy beer, and help create an exhibit about microbes for the KU Natural History Museum.

Saturday, July 16:
Science of Beer and Biodiversity
7 p.m.
Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing
117 E. 11th St.
Hays, KS

Sunday, July 17:
Science of Beer and Biodiversity
6 p.m.
Blue Spruce Brewery
4151 E. County Line Rd.
Centennial, CO

Thursday, July 21:
Science of Beer and Biodiversity
6 p.m.
Upstream Brewing Company-Old Market
514 S. 11th St.
Omaha, NE

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