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Collection Tour: Paleobotany, 1 pm
Burke Museum

Ancient Floras of the Pacific Northwest
Ancient climates in the Pacific NW were much different than today. Fossil floras between 50-11 million years old from several Northwest sites document significant climatic and vegetation changes; from subtropical forests, to deciduous temperate forests, to the coniferous forests and grassy plains we inhabit today. Join us for a tour of these ancient ecosystems by looking at fossils from key localities that preserve leaf fossils, nuts, seeds and wood, as well as microscopic plant remains.

Limit 12 people, ages 8 and up only please.

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Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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