Fossil Birds Topic of April Saturday Club

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
The Tate Geological Museum

The April edition of the Tate Geological Museum’s Saturday Club will look at fossil birds. The free event will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants will learn “how to calculate a bird’s aspect ratio and discuss the relationship between a bird’s aspect ratio and its lifestyle. We will measure the aspect ratios of some extinct species to see whether they were flapping woodland dwellers or efficient open air gliders,” said Russell Hawley, Tate Geological Museum education specialist.

Saturday Club usually meets on the first Saturday of each month. The club is designed for children aged 6 and older. There is no cost for children to attend the club.

The Saturday Club takes place at the Tate Geological Museum, located on the Casper College campus. For more information, call the museum at 307-268-2447

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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