Cary Woodruff class










Instructor: Cary Woodruff

Dates: Wednesdays; Feb 17th to April 13th (no class on March 23rd)

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

Course Info: Dinosaurs are star attractions in museums all over the world. The fascination with these prehistoric behemoths allows them to serve as wonderful ambassadors and a gateway to science. This class will focus on the scientific discipline behind these captivating and awe inspiring monsters. Through weekly meetings we will explore the science behind each group of dinosaurs, their anatomy, how they lived, took care of their young and died. We will also look at collection techniques and the methods of professional paleontologist.

Class Format: Lecture and discussion

Readings: None.


Instructor Bio: Cary Woodruff received his BSc and MSC in Earth Sciences at MSU. He specializes in sauropod dinosaur biomechanics and growth. Cary’s work on sauropod growth is pioneering the way we understand the life histories of these gigantic animals. Currently Cary is an adjunct instructor of Paleontology in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at MSU.

Cost: $100.00 - member; $135 - nonmember


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