Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Life of the Sagebrush Seafloor: Exploring the Paleozoic Fossil Faunas of the Great Basin

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Frant DeCourten will speak about Great Basin fossils. The Great Basin was submerged by prehistoric oceans for more than 600 million years as life evolved from primitive multicellular organisms to enormous marine reptiles. Fossils preserved in the sediments that accumulated in the ancient ocean basin document continuous evolutionary change in response to shifting global climate, tectonic events along the western margin of Laurentia, ocean chemistry, and even asteroid impacts. This non-technical lecture will explore how marine organisms populating the Great Basin’s vanished seafloor evolved in response to relentless environmental change. The lecture will also explore some of Nevada’s most spectacular invertebrate fossils and fossil localities across the Great Basin to illustrate the diverse Paleozoic faunas of the Sagebrush Seafloor.

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas – special events room
309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

Upcoming Events

Event Date Title Content Event Category
Sat. 6/15/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program We'll use a giant map of Nevada to trace the route taken by Pony Express Riders. Museum Event for children
Thurs. 6/20/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Derek Weis of the Neon Museum will discuss “Neon in Vegas” Friends Event
Sat. 6/22/19 1-3 PM Secrets of Tea Louise Carruth, founder of LittleCandle Tea Company, gives a multimedia talk on the local history of herbal tea drinking. Tea leaves, their health benefits, and ideal ways to enjoy tea will be discussed. She will lead a tasting of different teas. Tickets are $8/person or $15/pair. Purchase online Friends Event
Thurs. 7/19/19 6:00 PM General meeting Jessica Samuelson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service speaks about Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge migratory bird species Friends Event
Sat. 6/22/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program Try out some old fashoned toys and make some of your own to take home! Museum Event for children
Sat. 6/29/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program Discover ways aviation has been a part of the Nevada story. Museum Event for children
Sat. 7/6/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program See works of art by local artists and try some artistic techniques yourself! Museum Event for children
Sat. 7/13/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program From Hoover Dam to Hyperloop, explore Nevada engineering feats. Museum Event for children
Sat. 7/20/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program Explore you inner superstar by making a headdress, practicing puppeteering skills, and learning magic tricks. Museum Event for children
Sat. 7/27/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program Come sit by the campfire and hear stories about Nevada. Get inspired to write your own story! Museum Event for children
Sat. 8/3/2019 1-5 PM Summer Family Program Escape the summer heat by imagining at time when Nevada was at the bottom of a sea ruled by ichthyosaurs. Museum Event for children
Thurs. 8/15/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Kish LaPierre, USAF archaeologist will discuss Nevada rock art Friends Event
Thurs. 9/19/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Fawn Douglas of UNLV's American Indian Research and Education Center will speak about Paiute history and culture Friends Event
Thurs. 10/17/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Rebecca Lynn Palmer, State Historic Preservation Officer, will speak about historic markers in Clark County Friends Event
Thurs. 11/21/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Amy Johnson, the Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery Manager in Las Vegas will speak. Friends Event
Thurs. 11/28/19 8:00 AM Thanksgiving Outside organization
Sat. 12/14/2019 all day Barnes and Noble Book Fair Join us on Saturday Dec. 14 at Barnes and Noble book store, 8915 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117 for a book fair. On that day, the Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas receive a percentage of all sales at the store and cafe. Friends Event
Thurs. 12/19/19 6:00 PM General Meeting Holiday Potluck. Please bring a dish to share. Friends Event