Dates: March 29, 2023

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Registration: $25.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Join us for a wonderful day of inspiring talks and presentations. Scholarship awardees will present their thoughts. Lunch will be served by the UVU Culinary Arts Institute students. To make a donation to the Elder Quest Scholarship please go to: https://give.communityfunded.com/o/utah-valley-university/i/giveuvu/s/eq
Fee: $25.00

Karen Cloward

Even as a little girl, Karen Cloward was fascinated with fossils. She collected, drew, studied, slept, and constantly talked about fossils. When her children were all in school, she found she had a couple of hours to pursue her passion for fossils by volunteering at a local paleontology lab. She was soon hired and for the next several years prepared fossil fish and dinosaurs for museums all around the world. She spent several weeks each summer excavating for new dinosaurs in the famous Bone Cabin Quarry. Karen wrote papers on and named several new species including Hesperosaurus Mjosi, Harpactognathus gentryii, Tanycolagreus, Gargoyleosaurus and others.

The culminating experience of her career came when she was asked to be one of the developers/designers of the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point. The enormous amount of time spent on developing, designing, and then filling a museum with fantastic specimens was both exhilarating and exhausting. Karen also served as the Director of Exhibits and Education for a time after the museum opened. “I get a thrill every time I talk about dinosaurs and fossils with children or adults. Fossils represent a fascinating part of our earth!”


Email Information to Friend Print