Members' First Look: Frozen Fossils of Antarctica

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 AM – noon

FREE FOR BURKE MEMBERS

PROGRAM BEGINS AT 10:30 AM

Burke Museum Boiserie (formerly the Burke Café)

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor.
Photo: Roger Smith

Christian Sidor

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor in Antarctica.
Photo: Christian Sidor

Meg Whitney, a graduate student in the UW biology department, was a member of the recent expedition to Antarctica.
Photo: Christian Sidor

UW graduate student Meg Whitney creates a plaster jacket around a fossil.

UW graduate student Meg Whitney creates a plaster jacket around a fossil.
Photo: Christian Sidor

Paleontologist Roger Smith holds a fossil procolophonid in Antarctica.

Paleontologist Roger Smith holds a fossil procolophonid in Antarctica.
Photo: Christian Sidor

Join Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor for a members-only look at new fossils from Antarctica before they are moved to the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress exhibit for public display. Get an inside look at photos and video from the Burke paleontology team's two-month-long expedition. Hear directly from Christian about what it's like to unearth 250-million-year-old fossils while battling freezing temperatures in one of the most remote landscapes on Earth.

After the presentation, he'll stick around to answer your questions while you enjoy coffee, juice, and donuts until noon. For more prehistoric fun, check out the T. rex skull and other fossil prep happening in Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress while you're hereRegister now!

This event is for Burke Museum members only. Not a member? Join today!

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