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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host Interactive Expo on Dinosaurs and Cavemen for Elementary Students

February 8th, 2014

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences and the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium are partnering again for the Second Annual Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo. The expo allows elementary students and their families to explore the world of dinosaurs and cavemen.

Inside the planetarium, families can watch “Earth’s Wild Ride,” a journey through Earth’s history by exploring the climate and its impact on natural history, particularly during the Ice Age. Outside the planetarium, more than 25 MU students and faculty will host a series of activities and displays focusing on anatomy, paleontology and human origins. Additional activities include cave painting, making dinosaur tracks and mapping a fossil quarry.

The expo is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Casey Holliday at or Melanie Knocke at

WHO: Students and families of the Columbia Public Schools.

WHEN & WHERE: 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8
Rock Bridge High School Planetarium