Today we play catch up on all the recent news. Richie stops by and surprises everyone by showing excitement over theme park news. Jay talks about Thursday’s BGT announcement and Jake joins the call right before everyone hangs up. Las Vegas, Atlanta, New York and Miami are all mentioned…oh yeah, and Orlando.
Jurassic World, with its living dinosaurs, is hitting theaters next month but if you want to know what’s really going on with dinos (and other long dead creatures) then you’ll need to head over to the Orlando Science Center this Saturday for their “Celebration of Women in Paleontology” Day.
The day will include live lectures from numerous female paleontologists. All of the lectures and paleontologist themed events are included in regular admission. General Admission to Orlando Science Center is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.
Celebration of Women in Paleontology
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
View various fossil collections and exhibits
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sharon E.Holte | Ph.D. Candidate in Biology | University of Florida
“The Thomas Farm Fossil Site: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Natasha S.Vitek | Ph.D. Student in Paleontology | University of Florida
“What About the Fossils Too Small to See?”
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
JuliaTejada | Peruvian Paleontologist
“The 10 Most Extreme Recent Paleontological Discoveries in Peru”
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lisa Lundgren | Ph.D. Student in Science Education | University of Florida
“The FOSSIL Project: Connecting Amateur and Professional Paleontologists”
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ann Spellman | Ph.D. in Marine Biology
“What Lies Beneath? A Presentation of What Fossil Ancestors and Modern Day Marine Life Tell Us About Life on Earth and in the Sea, Both Then and Now”
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Shelley Zimmerman | High School Geology Teacher
“Rock Head or Bone Head? The Connection Between Geology and Paleontology”
Today Dutch Lombrowski of the Mighty Men of Mouse stops by to chat with the guys. He shares his thoughts on recent Disney news, what he would like to see at Walt Disney World and his overall impressions on Orlando. Casinos, lawsuits, Publix and Taco Bell are all brought up (we’ll let you guess who mentioned the last one).
On today’s SideChat Banks Lee joins Jay and Ken to geek out this summer’s upcoming blockbuster movies including Sharknado 3 (which Banks makes a cameo in). Disney Spring’s The Boathouse, the summer dance party at Typhoon Lagoon and Dutch Lombrowski all come up in conversation.