Saturday, July 18, 2009

Story: Group protests museum's closure-Casper Star-Tribune

Editor: An open letter to the trustees of the University of Wyoming, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology -- an international scientific organization with over 2,300 members.

I am writing to express alarm and dismay at the closing of the display galleries at the University of Wyoming Geology Museum and the loss of staff lines responsible for its maintenance. Wyoming figures highly in the minds of vertebrate paleontologists from around the country and the world. The exhibits at the UWGM reflect the fabulous wealth of fossil vertebrates found in Wyoming. Dinosaurs and other fossil animals fascinate people, especially children, and paleontological displays are a wonderful way to both engage young people in science and promote scientific literacy.

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