SHOWCASE

Science & History of Dinosaur Footprints & Other Fossils of the Connecticut River Valley

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Prof. Mark McMenamin from Mount Holyoke College demonstrates why the Podokesaurus holyokensis should become Massachusetts’s official State Dinosaur! Its fossil was discovered in 1910 by Mignon Talbot, at that time the chair of the geology department at Mount Holyoke. Gracie Rosenberg gives an overview of dinosaur science. Harry Sharbaugh shows local semionotus and coelocanth fish fossils and describes how to find and preserve them. Mark Agostini gives us three videos: “Footprints, Floodplains, & Brownstone: Windows into the Early Jurassic Period, Portland, CT,” “Mysteries and Madness in the Connecticut River Valley: Barratt, Bone Casts, and Birds?” and “Future Research: 3D Imaging and Conserving the Archaeology and Paleontology of the Portland CT Quarries.” Cameron Muskelly shows a grallator footprint from his collection.
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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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