On March 8 & 9, 2014 PaleoFest will focus on the Cenozoic Era, or, The World After Dinosaurs. Tickets on sale December 2013.
Since 1999, PaleoFest has been an ongoing success for Burpee Museum. Bringing nationally and internationally recognized paleontologists to speak every year, the draw is immense and the crow is enthralled! This family friendly event offers you the chance to meet celebrated scientists, explore the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and actively engage in learning about our natural world. Come watch as Burpee transforms itself for a weekend of prehistoric wonder as we present PaleoFest, a series of activities and lectures that blend professional paleontologists and the general public.
PaleoFest 2014 “The World After Dinosaurs, will focus on the Cenozoic, a time period ranging from 65 Million Years ago to the present. While there will be a few dinosaur lectures this year, most talks will focus on how mammals and non-mammals filled ecological niches previously occupied by dinosaurs, what was happening to the environments and related topics. Past speakers include Drs. Scott Sampson, Jack Horner, Mark Norell, Hans Dieter-Sues, Philip Currie, and Bob Bakker. PaleoFest has become internationally recognized for bringing together the professional scientific community with the general public and brings nearly 3,000 people from around the world annually for this one of a kind event, promoting the Rockford community every step of the way.
There are hands on activities for families, but it is also a venue for paleontologists to meet the public and introduce them to cutting-edge research. PaleoFest opens the door and makes science a public process, and allows more and more students to meet with scientists to discuss their educational pursuits.
We have two host hotels for PaleoFest 2014, Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort and Holiday Inn of Rockford. Rooms for PaleoFest attendees are $69/ night at Cliffbreakers and $79 at Holiday Inn of Rockford. Call (815) 282-3033 to reach Cliffbreakers or (815) 398-2200 to reach Holiday Inn and mention PaleoFest and the discounted rate to book your room today!
Thanks to our sponsors, Beef-A-Roo, Engine Studio, E.S.C.O.N.I., Estwing Manufacturing, Frank Tully, Jason's Deli, Mel Jackovich, Bob & Nancy Moore, Rockford Park District, Sjostrom and Son's Construction, Regina Snider, Swedish American Health System, and Veterans Memorial Hall.
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Contact Hillary Parks for more information on PaleoFest