JASON Project X: Rainforests-A
Wet & Wild Adventure
On March 1, The JASON Project began live broadcasts at the DMNH
from the rainforest in Peru. These broadcasts reach hundreds of
venues throughout the country and highlight DMNH research on the
fossil rainforest at Castle Rock. This work is featured on the
JASON Web site at www.jason.org.
Denver Botanic Gardens
In November, the Boettcher Memorial Conservatory reopened at the
Denver Botanic Gardens. To illustrate Denver's "past life"
as a rainforest, the redesign includes actual fossil palm fronds
from the Denver International Airport fossil site and imprints
of fossil leaves in the walkways.
Know Your Neighbors
"Know Your Neighbors" is an interactive computer program
about the geology and paleontology of the Denver Basin. This computer
program will be part of Colossal Fossil Vacation, which runs through
July 5 at the Museum. Visitors enter their addresses into the
Geographic Information System (GIS) and access information about
modern and ancient plants and animals from their area.
Vacation On February 19, DMNH
opened its spring program, the Colossal Fossil Vacation. This
combination of exhibits and programs includes a new exhibition
called Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway, featuring the artwork of Ray
Troll and spectacular new fossils from
the Museum's collections. Children will be able to dig dinosaurs
in the "Bone Zone," and the largest mammoth skeleton
in the world will be mounted at the "Mammoth Monument"
in the Museum's Northeast Atrium. Part of the program, called
"Diggin' Up Denver," will feature information about
the Denver Basin and allow people to use the "Know Your Neighbors"
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