Posts Tagged ‘ Shane Tucker ’

Highway paleontologist to discuss fossil finds

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Feb. 24

The University of Nebraska State Museum will host a family-friendly event about the Nebraska Highway Paleontology Program 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Morrill Hall. Museum visitors will go on a virtual “road trip” through the state as they investigate prehistoric animals uncovered during road construction over the past 50 years. The presentation, “Nebraska’s Highway Paleontology [...]



Weather event draws more than 3,000

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Shane Tucker, a paleontologist with the University of Nebraska State Museum, discusses climate change with Thomas and Lindsey Wiegert during the March 27 Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium and Family Weatherfest at Hardin Hall. The 10th annual event drew more than 3,000 participants learning about severe weather.



Sunday with a Scientist

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 4, 2010, Issue

Shane Tucker, a paleontologist with the University of Nebraska State Museum, removes sediment from a 6-million to 8-million-year-old giant land tortoise shell fossil during the Jan. 17 Sunday with a Scientist event at Morrill Hall. Tucker, who works for the museum’s Highway Salvage Paleontology program, found the 2,500 pound fossil in September. The next Sunday [...]