Office of University Relations
SDSM& T News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2000
MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY OPEN HOUSE for RAPID CITY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY
The Museum of Geology is hosting an Open House for Rapid City and the surrounding community on Saturday, March 18th from 1: 00 - 4: 00 pm. Begin your tour at the O’Harra Building on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T). Students will then guide your tour through the Museum, laboratory, and collections.
In addition, guest speaker Dr. Gale Bishop, Emeritus Professor at Georgia Southern University and Co- Director of St. Catherine’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program, will present “ Fossil Crabs of South Dakota” at 2: 30 pm in room 252 of the O’Harra Building.
Bishop recently donated a significant collection of fossil decapod crustaceans, crabs, lobsters, and shrimp to the Museum of Geology. The collection consists of over 22,000 specimens including field and photographic documentation, and a library of books, reprints, manuscripts, and proposals defining the research completed on the collection over the last 30 years.
During your visit to the Museum this Saturday you can also compete in a raffle for a great cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex jaw and become eligible for door prizes! A scavenger hunt game will also take place, and punch & cookies will be served!
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