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Kathleen Springer, senior curator of geological sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, will give an informal gallery talk on the subject of fossils at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. The presentation is free with museum general admission.

The presentation is part of the continuing monthly series of gallery talks by curatorial staff to provide visitors with more insight about specific exhibits on display in the museum.

Springer will escort museum guests through the current exhibit, "Unearthed! Fossils in the Museum Collections." She will discuss the creation of the exhibit and the importance of museum collections for preserving the heritage of a community and furthering scientific endeavors. She will then lead visitors through other parts of the museum, emphasizing the displays of rocks, minerals, and fossils to highlight the geologic richness of San Bernardino County.

Kathleen Springer is the senior curator of geological sciences for the San Bernardino County Museum. She has an extensive background in geology and paleontology with over nineteen years experience in leading geologic and paleontologic investigations throughout southern California, Arizona and Nevada. She specializes in the application of stratigraphic and geomorphologic controls and interpretations to paleontologic investigations, and she emphasizes the importance of detailed data recovery and full curation of recovered resources in such studies. Her efforts have led to the recovery and preservation of thousands of significant fossils and their associated data that currently reside in the museum. She is responsible for developing fossil resource management guidelines for county, state and federal agencies and has directed sensitivity assessments and resource mitigation programs throughout the southwestern United States. She has been recognized by the Association of Environmental Professionals for environmental education and by the California Mineralogical Society that awarded a scholarship in her name to the school of her choice (her alma mater, the University of California, Riverside, Earth Sciences Department). Kathleen is a resident of Claremont, California, and a devoted soccer/basketball/baseball mom of two.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Lunch and snacks are available at the museum's Garden Café between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.


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