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The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
May's Monthly Program
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Thursday, May 24th, 7:30 PM

        Our speaker for May’s DVPS Meeting is Dr. Kerin M. Claeson.  Dr. Claeson is an Anatomy Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

             During the Cretaceous period, Antarctica was teeming with life:  plants, dinosaurs, marine reptiles, mammals, and our speaker’s favorite, fish!  Then that picture changed as the planet underwent a mass extinction that wiped out more than half of the world’s species and set Antarctica on a course to being the icy, inhospitable environment we know today.  In 2016, a group of intrepid researchers from the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project traveled to the continent to collect fossils of these bygone creatures – fossils that have unlocked new information about life, species dispersal, and evolution before and after the extinction.  Expedition member Dr. Kerin M. Claeson joins us to share her adventures fossil hunting in Antarctica and her exciting research into the fossils collected.

             Her talk is titled, "Expedition to the End of the Earth:  The Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project".


Meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through June in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (except for November and December when the meetings are held on the third Thursday of those months). There are no meetings during the months of July and August. All meetings begin at 7:30 pm. The 19th Street entrance must be used to access the museum. Meetings are free and open to the general public. Attendees are encouraged to bring recent finds, fossils of interest, and new acquisitions for "show and tell".  
In case of inclement weather or for directions, check the website at: www.ansp.org or call 215-299-1000 Academy of Natural Science Main Desk (during normal business hours) or 215-299-1019 (19th Street Entrance Desk after hours) or use your best judgement.

Address for Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University:  1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy


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