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"What's the Buzz?" with artist Ray Troll

Friday, July 21, 5-7 pm, Museum of the Earth

Preregistration is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door until sell-out.

Preregistration Discount Through Wednesday July 19

Members $10 | Non-members $12

Limited tickets available. 


Join us at the Museum of the Earth for drinks, mingle, and a talk by Alaskan artist, Ray Troll, creator of the artwork in The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago, now on exhibit.

Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Snacks, science, and sharks are complimentary.


5:30 Talk by Ray Troll

The Buzz Saw Shark and I

How one fish-crazy artist took the bait: an artist's perspective on a paleontology puzzle.

"In the spring of 1993 I saw a fossil in the basement of the Los Angles Museum of Natural History that changed the course of my life. It was a beautiful coil of shark teeth from an ancient shark called Helicoprion, and I soon became obsessed with solving the mystery surrounding this enigmatic creature. I tell the tale of how an artist like myself was able to team up with a group of scientists to accomplish that task some twenty years later using high resolution CT scans."


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About the Organization

Paleontological Research Institution, Museum of the Earth, and Cayuga Nature Center

The Paleontological Research Institution and its two public educational venues, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the Earth's past, present, and future, as well as resources for scientists and educators.

PRI is a national leader in the development of informal (i.e., outside the classroom) Earth science education resources for educators and the general public.

The Museum of the Earth provides the general public with a unique opportunity to explore Earth's past through natural history displays, events and programs, and rotating exhibitions highlighting the intersection of art and science. The museum’s permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, and encourages critical thinking about life in the past and in the future.

The Cayuga Nature Center provides indoor and outdoor opportunities to learn about the Earth and its life, focusing especially on the natural history of the Cayuga Basin. The nature center also cares for a variety of unreleasable and surrendered...

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