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NDGS Looks at Paleontology Exhibits Across North Dakota, and more!

Cover of the July 2016 North Dakota Geo News that shows a picture of a family looking at dinosaur fossils in a museum.
The North Dakota Geological Survey July 2016 issue of Geo News is now available. This month they explored the many paleontology exhibits that are available across the state of North Dakota which include a spectacular array of dinosaurs including triceratops, mosasaur, and fossils that harken back to present day North Dakota's swampy past.

FREE: Paleontological Society Virtual Paleontology Short Course

Virtual Paleontology Short Course Flyer
The Paleontological Society will be offering a free short course on "Virtual Paleontology," Saturday, September 24th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, the weekend of the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting. It will cover how digial technology can be applied to paleontology, from 3D printing, to estimating body-mass of fossils.

ASCE: Role of Civil Engineers in National Parks

Screen shot of the ASCE Executive Director post from Yellowstone
The Executive Director of American Society of Civil Engineers, the parent organization of the Geo-Institute, posted a dispach from Yellowstone National Park and reflected on the ways civil engineers helped shape it with roads, water systems, and hydroelectric systems among many others. Additionally, ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure highlighted that in recent years over $12 billion has been deferred from park maintence. 

AGU: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service by Exploring Geoscience Research Conducted There

A glacier meets the ocean at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Today the American Geophysical Union publication EOS shared a story that looks at geoscience research happening in U.S. National Parks as a way to highlight geoscience during the NPS Centennial Celebration.

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