Wednesday, November 8; 12:00—1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room

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Join us as we welcome Cindi Sirois Collins as she discusses her book Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Animals of Big Bend  on how the book came about, the book format, a “Time-Traveler’s” reading (a You-Are-There story), marine dinosaurs and animals found in Big Bend before the extinction, what they ate, their size, etc. And a few mammals of significance as well.
This program is for ages 6-106!

Book Description: Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Animals of Big Bend is a field guide to what once was. Inspired by the latest research, Cindi Sirois Collins and Asher Elbein imagine what it was like to walk among the plants and animals whose fossil remains tell the story of evolution and geological transformation in this singular landscape. We glimpse the drama of Big Bend’s rugged landscape in creation—the desert’s emergence from retreating oceans and volcanic eruptions. Immersive vignettes introduce dinosaurs, giant fish, and saber-toothed cats. And the history of discovery in the park proves a gripping tale, as paleontologists sifted major scientific insights from the soils, rocks, and riverbeds. Complete with vivid illustrations, this is a wholly original sensory and narrative experience that will deepen any reader’s knowledge and sense of wonder.

Cindi Sirois Collins is a retired Texas science teacher whose love of geology and Big Bend’s Fossil Discovery Exhibit led her to research the park’s paleontological past and inspired her passion for dinosaurs and other ancient animals.