Join us for the third event in Aullwood’s 2020 Winter Speaker Series, "Exploring Ohio’s Natural Landscape", featuring five fascinating programs on Ohio’s past and present from a diverse group of presenters. Our 2020 programs will be held on five consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 12, 19 & 26 and February 2 & 9. Admission is $10 per adult (12 & over) and $7 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs will be held in the auditorium at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. Questions about the series? Contact Sam Romeo at 937-890-7360 x223. For all the Winter Speaker Series events, see the 2020 WSS flyer or visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/events
Dr. Michael Sandy, Professor of Geology at the University of Dayton, teaches general education courses and in the curriculum for Geology, Environmental Geology and Environmental Biology majors. In addition, he conducts graduate workshops for teachers focusing on using local geologic resources in the classroom. He received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholarship Award in 1996, and the University of Dayton Alumni Award for Scholarship in 1997.
For our speaker series, he will tell the story of the complete trilobite specimen (14.5 inches in length) unearthed in Dayton in 1919, which at this time is the world’s largest. Hear about the fossil’s life and times, its discovery, subsequent iconic status as inspiration for Ohio’s State Fossil and former logo of the Dayton Museum of Natural History, and other “monster” trilobite discoveries from SW Ohio and North America.