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Preserving the Prehistoric

  • Otter Lodge — downstairs bar 1776 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14618 USA (map)

Rochester's first taste of science festival kicks off with Jeff Wyatt, presenting on his successful restoration of the lake sturgeon to the Genesee River. The sturgeon is a contemporary of the dinosaur, rendered nearly extinct from industrial pollution in 1990. After painstaking measures to restore their habitat, data is showing the success in restoring this species. Jeff will present with his 6ft fiberglass sturgeon in tow! 

Following a short intermission, Dan Krisher will present on what New York State was like 380 million years ago. Dan offers an engaging take on our prehistoric backyard. Dan has also been known to display some impressive fossils, which make an appearance in his presentation! 

Your ticket purchases your first drink after check-in. Courtesy of SSRN!

Event Outline

5:00pm doors open

5:30pm Jeff Wyatt presents on the successful restoration of the lake sturgeon, a contemporary of a dinosaur, to the Genesee River.

5:55pm break

6:05pm Dan Krisher presents on what NYS was like 380 million years ago. 

6:30pm closing