Museum curator offers afternoon of fossil fun

Kansas as an ocean in the time of the dinosaurs will be on display in a presentation on Saturday, Oct. 8, by Mike Everhart, adjunct curator of paleontology at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

Everhart, who is the author of "Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea," will present a slide show from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the museum's Seibel Lobby.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everhart will help visitors identify their fossils and will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

Everhart's Web site, Oceans of Kansas Paleontology, describes the book as "the story of the five million years when giant sharks, marine reptiles called mosasaurs, pterandodons and birds with teeth flourished in and around this shallow sea."

Admission is free. For more information call Brad Penka at (785) 628-5512 or check out the event Web site at

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