Where: Visitor Center

When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour)

The Colorado Desert of southeastern California was not always a seemingly barren wilderness.  This was once a verdant landscape - an environment of rivers and streams, lakes, forest and savanna.  Before that, it held an inland ocean.  The key to understanding and engaging this prehistoric world is paleontology, the study of the fossilized remains of ancient life.  Anza-Borrego has an exceptional fossil record, which preserves leaf impressions, shells, bones and teeth, and in some places, even animal tracks.  Dr. Lyndon K. Murray, ABDSP District Paleontologist will introduce us to this long vanished past.

This is the first in a series of lectures that are part of the PALEONTOLOGY CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM, which takes place on Fridays throughout the season. For more information, visit the Paleontology Society website, or call Dr. Lyndon Murray at 760-767-4974.

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