Dr. Paul Sereno, Professor, University of Chicago, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will present “When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs,” a public program on his fossil expeditions and scientific research, at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.. The program is free and open to the public.
Dr. Sereno led a team of fossil hunters into the Sahara Desert in Niger in 1997 and again in 2000. These expeditions yielded partial skeletons and numerous skulls of 40-foot Sarcosuchus, the largest crocodile that ever walked the earth. They also yielded 20 tons of other fossils, a National Geographic documentary, and the traveling exhibition “The Science of SuperCroc,” which is on display at the Sternberg Museum through August 5.
Dr. Sereno is also President and cofounder of Project Exploration, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making science accessible to the public–especially minority youth and girls–through personalized experiences with science and scientists.