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Collection Tour: Paleobotany, 11 am

Sat., May 11, 2013 | 11 am

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

Ancient Floras of the Pacific Northwest
Ancient climates in the Pacific NW were much different than today. Fossil floras between 50-11 million years old from several Northwest sites document significant climatic and vegetation changes; from subtropical forests, to deciduous temperate forests, to the coniferous forests and grassy plains we inhabit today.  Join us for a tour of these ancient ecosystems by looking at fossils from key localities that preserve leaf fossils, nuts, seeds and wood, as well as microscopic plant remains.

Pre-registration is required and this tour is for visitors ages 8 and up. Space limits access to 12 people for the tour, so pre-register today to reserve your spot!

Collection Tours are offered one Saturday per month at 11 am and 1 pm, with a different collection to see every month. See our website for updates on upcoming tours!

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