Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts airs on WSKG-TV on November 2, 2016 at 10pm. Graveyard of the Giant Beasts opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size.  Sixty-five million years ago, a giant meteor hit the earth causing a global catastrophe that destroyed an estimated three quarters of the plants and animal species on the planet, including the mighty dinosaurs. Little was known about the survivors who lived in this post-apocalyptic world until a mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia — excavating coal cut from deep within the earth’s crust — exposed an important layer in the earth’s geological history laid down more than 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. In 2003, when paleontologist professor Jonathan Bloch, University of Florida, first heard that this important layer had been exposed, he and his research team rushed to Columbia.

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts airs on WSKG-TV on November 2, 2016 at 10pm. Graveyard of the Giant Beasts opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size.  Sixty-five million years ago, a giant meteor hit the earth causing a global catastrophe that destroyed an estimated three quarters of the plants and animal species on the planet, including the mighty dinosaurs. Little was known about the survivors who lived in this post-apocalyptic world until a mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia — excavating coal cut from deep within the earth’s crust — exposed an important layer in the earth’s geological history laid down more than 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. In 2003, when paleontologist professor Jonathan Bloch, University of Florida, first heard that this important layer had been exposed, he and his research team rushed to Columbia.

Teacher Resource Day at Museum of the Earth

Museum of the Earth, located in Trumansburg NY is holding their annual  Teacher Resource Day on October 1st, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teachers and educators will be treated to free fossils, resources, specimens and publications for use at their schools and in their classrooms.

Guest speakers include Dr. Justin Richardson, Critical Zone Observatory Network Post-Doctoral Fellow and Nancy Coddington, WSKG Public Media Director of Science of Content, Services & Programming. If you are a teacher/educator, sign up today at:
www.museumoftheearth.org/teacherresourceday