fossils http://wyomingpublicradio.net en New fossil prep lab at the geology museum offers opportunity for students and community http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-fossil-prep-lab-geology-museum-offers-opportunity-students-and-community <p>The geology museum at the University of Wyoming recently re-opened after a long remodel. One of the features unveiled is a new fossil preparation lab. This lab offers U-W students, museum visitors, and the community a variety of opportunities to learn more about fossil prep. Wyoming Public Radio’s Chelsea Biondolillo has more.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:33:47 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 51622 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New fossil prep lab at the geology museum offers opportunity for students and community Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/fossils-private-lands-find-collectors-and-critics-0 <p>Wyoming was once wet, balmy, and full of creatures like dinosaurs. Today, their fossils are slowly weathering out of the ground. If the bones happen to be on public land, researchers are granted permits to dig for them and the fossils have to end up in a public repository. But on private land, <em>anyone</em> can dig and they can do whatever they want with the specimens. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that commercial, or independent collectors, are sometimes eyed warily.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:31:31 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48609 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/fossils-private-lands-find-collectors-and-critics <p>HOST: Wyoming was once wet, balmy, and full of creatures like dinosaurs. Today, their fossils are slowly weathering out of the ground. If the bones happen to be on public land, researchers are granted permits to dig for them and the fossils have to end up in a public repository. But on private land, <em>anyone</em> can dig and they can do whatever they want with the specimens. Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Irina Zhorov reports that commercial, or independent collectors, are sometimes eyed warily.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:43:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48461 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics