Carthage Institute of Paleontology gets spotlight in ‘Hidden Gem’ featurette
Professor Thomas Carr, director of the Carthage Institute of Paleontology, and Megan Seitz, preparator for the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, were included in a Uniquely Wisconsin featurette — “Hidden Gem” — on the paleontological highlights in southeastern Wisconsin.
Uniquely Wisconsin is a special series of videos produced by Discover Wisconsin, a travel and tourism TV series, which emphasizes the unique and exciting destinations in the state for a national audience. The segments with Prof. Carr and Ms. Seitz emphasized the success of the College’s paleontology program in terms of number of students enrolled and the fossil bonanza they’ve enjoyed in Montana since 2006.
The interviews feature the paleontologists in their native habitat: the paleontology lab that can be viewed by visitors on the lower level of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in downtown Kenosha. Also interviewed is Andrew Goebel ’21, the part-time fossil preparator, who eloquently described the emotional impact of discovering a dinosaur fossil in the field.
Carthage’s paleontology program is in collaboration with the Kenosha Museums Complex, a mutually beneficial relationship that roared to a successful start in 2004 with the jointly developed dinosaur skeleton display in the museum.
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