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Meeting Program – Jurassic Lark: Why Birds Are Dinosaurs by Rachel Roth
September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
From brooding behaviors to pneumatic bones, the similarities between modern birds and dinosaurs go well beyond feathers. In the last two years huge leaps in research and hundreds of new fossils continue to paint a picture of ancient birds that blurs the line between “avian” and “non-avian.” Rachel will explain why dinosaurs still exist; they simply took to the sky.
Rachel Roth is the Great Plains Nature Center’s resident bird nerd who got hooked on all things feathered while studying Wildlife Management & Ecology at K-State. An award-winning science interpreter and GPNC Naturalist for 4 years, Rachel also worked as a wildlife field technician studying birds in the tallgrass prairie and arctic tundra before returning to her Wichita hometown.