Sandstone and extinctions
- Monday, 23 March 2015 14:20
It’s such a pretty day here. We swear the Chugwater sandstone glows in spring sunlight. The red color comes from its high iron content. This particular sandstone dates to around 200 million years ago, right after the Permian extinctions (@250 million years ago) when 90% of all life on earth died. The Chugwater tells geologists that Mother Earth was working hard to renew herself.
Great time at PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS in Thermopolis, Wyoming
- Tuesday, 01 July 2014 07:53
Well, the first ever PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS is over, but we’re still smiling. We met so many wonderful people, and we had such fun! We have to tell you, the events were spectacular, but from a personal perspective, our favorite was the ice cream and coffee hour at the Black Bear Café. Intimate, one-on-one, that was special for us. However, the trips to Legend Rock Petroglyphs, Wind River Canyon, and the Wyoming Dinosaur Center were like little mini-vacations. We are grateful to have had the expert guidance of John Fish, Barb Vietti, and Greg Willson. Each event was so different, and so educational, we loved each one. The Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce is already working on how to make it better, with new and fascinating events. Thanks tremendously to all of you who filled out the comment cards. The Chamber is listening! Your observations and recommendations DID count.
If you’re considering attending next year, please go to: thermopolischamber.org, and click on PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS, and let the chamber know! Next year the event will be held at the same time as the nightly rodeo–and should be tremendously fun. We can’t wait!
Hope to see you all there!