33rd Annual Fall Lecture SeriesTwice yearly, Green Lake Church broadens its outlook by inviting guest speakers on topics of current interest. Each series comprises four sessions, a vegetarian potluck lunch, and a reception following the last meeting.
Fall 2012 Lecture Series
The Meaning of Fossils
We are fortunate to have as speaker for the 33rd annual Fall Lecture Series Kirk Johnson, a member of Green Lake Church and currently the chief curator and vice president for research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, a position he has held for the last six years. He has been at the Denver museum for 21 years.
Kirk, a geologist and paleobotanist, is best known for his research on fossil plants, which is widely accepted as some of the most convincing support for the theory that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Kirk was overseer of the 2010‐11 Snowmastodon Project near Snowmass Village, Colorado. During seven weeks, the project unearthed 4,826 bones from 26 different Ice Age vertebrates, including mammoths, mastodons, bisons, camels, a Pleistocene horse, and the first ground sloth ever found in Colorado. The find is considered one of the most important recent paleontological discoveries.
Plan now to attend Friday and Saturday, October 12‐13, and invite your friends to accompany you.
Friday, October 12, 2012
6:30p Soup Supper
7:30p “The Ages of Rock”
Sabbath, October 13, 2012
9:30a A Conversation with Kirk Johnson
11:00a “The Sanctuary of Nature”
12:30p Potluck Lunch
1:30p “Giant Ants and Chihuahua Horses”