Featuring Kirk Johnson, PhD, vice president and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Dr. Johnson is the lead scientist on the Snowmastodon Project (TM) near Snowmass Village.
|Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm||
Phone: (970) 544-7970
Dr. Johnson will be giving his talk twice at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m
Fee: $15 for adults; $10 for those 18 & under. Tickets on sale June 13 at www.aspenshowtix.com and at the door. Information at (970) 544-7970.
Kirk R. Johnson is vice president and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He received his PhD in geology and paleobotany from Yale University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the rainforests of northern Australia before coming to Denver in 1991, where he directed the installation of the museum's Prehistoric Journey exhibit. His research focuses on fossil plants, the environmental effects of the dinosaur-smiting asteroid, and the birth and death of biomes. Johnson also works with artists to create accurate and plausible paintings, murals, and dioramas of prehistoric landscapes, several of which are on display in the Colorado Convention Center. Johnson is the author of Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway and Prehistoric Journey: A History of Life on Earth and Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range. Johnson lives in Denver, Colorado.