Free dinosaur lecture for youth Saturday at WWU

Learn how new scientific theories about dinosaurs compare with mainstream beliefs in a free youth lecture at Western Washington University this weekend.

The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs” is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Science Lecture Hall 110 (the SMATE Building), south of Red Square on the WWU campus. It’s part of the Wizards@Western youth lecture series.

Thor Hansen, a WWU professor of geology, will discuss how recent discoveries are changing scientific thought about dinosaurs, and he’ll compare some of these new findings with clips from movies like “Jurassic Park” and the TV show “Prehistoric Park.”

Parking in south campus lots C and 12A is free on weekends, and the campus is served by Whatcom Transportation Authority buses. For more information, contact Jennifer Mott at 360-650-2454 or Jennifer.Mott@wwu.edu.

Robert Mittendorf