Information encoded in rocks can tell us about the climate throughout Earth’s history. For example, measurements from stacks of fossilized soils tell us that the Earth warmed quickly around 50 million years ago, similar to what we see with current global warming. During this time of transformation, we know the planet responded and seasons changed.
Join paleo-climatologist, Brenden Fischer-Femal, as he explains his quest to understand how the Earth has responded to warming in the past. And, subsequently, how he is working to better predict how the earth will again change in the future. See the rock samples he studies, learn about his work in the field, and get an insider perspective to the work of a paleo-climatologist!
Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2–4 p.m.The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.
$14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID