- Episode 20 / The Butterfly Story of Dinosaurs and Trees Hosting Kenneth Lacovara Tali Orad 37:08
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Dr. Kenneth Lacovara.
Dr. Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the earth, including the massive 65-ton Dreadnoughtus. He is a recipient of The Explorers Club Medal, previously awarded to pioneers such as Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, and Sir Edmond Hillary. His 2016 TED talk has been viewed by over two million people, and his book, Why Dinosaurs Matter, published by Simon & Schuster, is a winner of the Nautilus Book Prize. Lacovara discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine’s 100 Top Science Stories of the Year, and he has appeared in over 13 television documentaries.
Currently, he is researching the extinction of the dinosaurs. He is the founding dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University, and is Director of the Edelman Fossil Park, where he and his team are building a $75M museum designed to connect people to deep time, the contingencies of natural history, and the fragility of our planet.
In this episode you will hear about his discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, a massive, plant-eating dinosaur, some of the misconceptions about dinosaurs, why the study of dinosaurs matters for climate change, and more.
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