Friends

DUE TO COVID-19, FRIENDS' TALKS ARE VIRTUAL

NOVEMBER’S TOPIC: Thermoluminescence
Presenter: Shanon Mahan, United States Geological Survey

 

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM (MST)

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The purpose of the Friends organization is to promote and support the Museum through financial contributions, by organizing and hosting a variety of events, and by creating a community of Museum advocates.

Membership Benefits

Friends of Mines Museum Members receive the following benefits:

  • A 20% discount at Mines Museum’s Store
  • Annual field trips
  • Lecture series
  • Biannual newsletter
  • Special access to exclusive museum events

ANNUAL DUES:

Student: $10.00
Individual: $30.00
Family: $50.00

Pay for dues online here or mail your application and check

2020 Board Members

President: Danielle Olinger
Vice President: Lesley Sebol
Secretary: John Schmidt
Treasurer: Bill Jones

Cayce Gulbransen, Board Member
Sherm Marsh, Board Member
William Hutchinson, Board Member
Phil Persson, Board Member

Past Events

2020 Friends’ Lecture Series:

OCTOBER – “The Lost Quarries of Arthur Lakes” (virtual talk)
Presenter: Matthew Mossbrucker, Director & Chief Curator at the Morrison Museum

Matthew showed amazing pieces from the Morrison Museum collections and told great stories of the collections from Arthur Lakes.

SEPTEMBER – “How the Ice Age Can Be Used to Teach Science to K-12 Students” (virtual talk)
Presented by Seth Vandanberg, Education Coordinator, Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. 

Seth talked about how an Ice Age site could be used to reach out K-12 students on many levels with the mammoth site. 

JULY – “Exploring for Diamonds in the Sahara Desert of Algeria” (virtual talk)
Presented by Steven Smith, USGS

Steven talked about his experiences of exploring for diamonds and gave good humored advice gained from his experiences.

JUNE – “Badlands National Park Paleontology & Geology” (virtual talk)
Presented by Ed Welsh, Badlands National Park Ranger

Ed spoke about the geologic history of the Badlands and some of the new paleontology research and discoveries at the park.

MAY – “The Permian-Triassic Transition in Colorado” (virtual talk)
Presented by Dr. James Hagadorn

Dr. James Hagadorn is the Tim & Kathryn Ryan Curator of Geology at the Denver Museum of nature and Science

MARCH – “The Last Mammoths: Holocene Extinction on St. Paul Island, Alaska” 
Presented by Dr. Russ Graham 

Dr. Graham was the former Director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum at Penn State University and former Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Geology Department at the Colorado School of Mines and a volunteer at Mines Museum of Earth Science.

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