Fossil Birds in the New Hall of Geological Wonders
Curator of Geology J. Chris Sagebiel will give a gallery talk, “Eggs, Nests, and Evolution,” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The talk is free with museum admission.
Sagebiel’s talk will focus on changing paradigms in paleontological and biological thought. “I will contrast the ideas present in ‘birds and dinosaurs—they both laid eggs’ exhibits with current thought on birds and on anatomy and behaviors common to birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.” He will present the many lines of evidence the tie birds and dinosaurs together along with differing opinions about the interpretation of that data.
This gallery talk will preview some of the exhibits being planned for the museum’s proposed Hall of Geological Wonders.
J. Chris Sagebiel is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he earned a Masters of Science in Geological Sciences degree with an emphasis on vertebrate paleontology. After working with the Texas Memorial Museum, he joined the staff at the San Bernardino County Museum as a collections manager in the geological sciences division and currently serves as the museum’s curator of geology. Sagebiel is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Riverside in the Graduate Group in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, studying an array of extinct mammals from South America.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.