The Tail of T. rex: Changing the Face of Dinosaur Rear Ends

Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: REGINA | Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Admission by donation. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Dr. W. Scott Persons IV is a paleontologist and researcher at the University of Alberta. He is a children’s book author and the cowriter and presenter of the University of Alberta’s widely successful paleontology online courses. Dr. Persons is also a science columnist for CBC Edmonton Radio/TV, and his work has been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels and in Smithsonian and Discover Magazine. He has over sixty formal scientific journal publications and has taken part in fossil-hunting expeditions throughout the badlands of the American West, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, the canyons of Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge, and the pampas of Argentina. Join him as he talks about the biomechanics and evolution of dinosaur locomotion, with emphasis on the important role that dinosaur tails played in walking and running.