"What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?" with Courtney Sprain of UC Berkeley's Dept. of Earth & Planetary Science
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?
with Courtney Sprain of UC Berkeley's Dept. of Earth & Planetary Science
Wednesday, November16, 2016
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Terra Linda High School, Room 207
320 Nova Albion, San Rafael, CA 93903
Last Marin Science Seminar of 2016
Ammonites, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, and most famously, dinosaurs, are just a small percentage of the 75% of species that went extinct at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. What caused this mass extinction? Was it a giant meteor impact? Massive outpourings of lava and gas? Or something else all together? Join Ph.D. student, Courtney Sprain, as she walks you through the very Berkeley-centric history of the of the mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary and how current UC-Berkeley scientists are employing new techniques to further understand what really killed the dinosaurs.
Join us and Learn!