The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Donald Kirkpatrick at 1:00 PM on November 23rd on vertebrate fossils of the Upper Cretaceous (Age of Dinosaurs) Period in the Pee Dee. Featuring fossils from his own collection, Mr. Kirkpatrick will discuss what areas he looks for fossils in, and the types that can be found in the Pee Dee. The public is invited to bring fossils from their personal collections, share stories of where they found their items and discuss what they may have.
Donald Kirkpatrick received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from James Madison University in 1979. During his junior year at JMU he was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to spend his senior year as a Museum Study Appointee to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History. Following his appointment, Kirkpatrick spent two years at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, taking graduate biology courses and researching fossil vertebrates. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Don recently retired from the Marion County School District where he taught for 20+ years. Kirkpatrick is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Center for Science Education, and the South Carolina Science Council. In addition to these educational associations, he is also a member of the South Carolina Academy of Science, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the Paleontological Research Institution.
The program will be held in the McCown Auditorium located in the Horry County Museum at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public.