YBRA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

Paleontologist/Geologist Kirk Johnson, the Smithsonian's Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History and Will Clyde, professor of geology at the University of New Hampshire which recently led the Bighorn Basin Coring project, visited the Buffalo Bill Center of the West today in Cody, WY.

Kirk Johnson explaining how geologists think and study the wonders of the Bighorn Basin

Kirk Johnson explaining how geologists think and study the wonders of the Bighorn Basin

Their book, Ancient Wyoming: a dozen lost worlds based on the geology of the Bighorn Basin, was presented during the lecture and they donated fifty signed copies to YBRA.

Johnson and Clyde signing the fifty donated copies to YBRA

Johnson and Clyde signing the fifty donated copies to YBRA

It was great to re-connect with Johnson and Clyde decades after they attended Princeton's YBRA field course, which is when they first discovered the world renown record of Earth history in the Bighorn Basin. The auditorium was packed with an attentive and engaging audience. The museum even sold out their stock of books to sign. Who knew being a geologist could make you a celebrity!

Thanks Kirk and Will, keep up the great work! 

Left to right: Evan Lavery (YBRA), Greg Creasy (YBRA), Bonnie Smith (Buffalo Bill Center of the West), Kirk Johnson (Smithsonian), Will Clyde (University of New Hampshire). 

Left to right: Evan Lavery (YBRA), Greg Creasy (YBRA), Bonnie Smith (Buffalo Bill Center of the West), Kirk Johnson (Smithsonian), Will Clyde (University of New Hampshire).