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Calendar Item: MU Partners with the National Science Foundation to Host Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo

March 12th, 2016

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

By Molly Peterson

WHAT:  Sixty-five million years ago, 75 percent of the plants and animals inhabiting the earth became extinct; this event became known as the K-T extinction. The most recognized group to become extinct was the non-avian dinosaur. This weekend, the Integrative Anatomy and Paleobiology Groups at MU are hosting the fourth annual Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The expo will feature avian, or “live” dinosaurs, fossils, meteorites and asteroids, moon dust and a planetarium movie depicting the K-T and Ice Age extinctions. Raptor Rehab and the MU School of Natural Resources will have living dinosaurs. Earth’s Wild Ride will be shown every 45 minutes in the Columbia Public School Planetarium.

WHO:  The general public

WHERE:  Rock Bridge High School, 4303 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo. 65203

WHEN:  11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016

NOTE:  Admission is free. Snacks, food and souvenirs will be available to purchase at the event. For more information contact Casey Holliday at 573-884-6599 or by email,