Idaho Paleobotany with Dr. Bill Rember
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15 - $18
University of Idaho’s Dr. Bill Rember knows a thing or two about fossils, especially the Clarkia Flora of northern Idaho. First discovered in 1972 during construction of a snowmobile racetrack, the fossils are preserved in Miocene lake sediments formed about 15,000,000 years ago. The area has remained tectonically stable and leaves often show their original fall colors! Come learn more about the research conducted at this fascinating site.
Bill Rember, affiliate professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho, is director of UI’s Tertiary Research Center. He has been unearthing and studying the Clarkia fossil flora of northern Idaho for decades.
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm; Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: SBG Visitor Center
Cost: $15 SBG members and $18 nonmembers; click here to register.
Images of Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood, top) and Populus (Cottonwood, bottom) courtesy of the Tertiary Research Center of the University of Idaho