Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 7. Dr. Greg McDonald, Senior Curator of Paleontology for the National Park Service, renowned giant ground sloth expert, and consultant on the Tarkio Valley Sloth Project, will offer a lecture: The Museum and the Megalonyx: A History of Great Aspirations and Sloths in Iowa, at 7:00 PM in the Macbride Hall Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus. Meet Greg at a public reception before the lecture, from 6:00-7:00 PM, in the Iowa Hall gallery of the Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall. Greg is an excellent speaker and a real sloth enthusiast. It will be an interesting and entertaining evening.
McDonald’s lecture kicks off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History, the oldest museum in Iowa. Check the museum’s web site http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/ for details of other upcoming events.