LINCROFT: A SUPERSIZED SCIENCE MONDAY

Kenneth_Lacovara_at_dig_site_of_DreadnoughtusFamed paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara — pictured with the bones of Dreadnoughtus schrani, the titanic dinosaur he discovered in Argentina in 2005 — comes to Brookdale Community  College for a Science Mondays presentation on Dinosaurs in NJ…Still.

They called it Dreadnoughtus schrani — the most massive creature ever known to walk the earth; a titanosaur of the Upper Cretaceous period whose fossilized bones were discovered and excavated between 2005 and 2009 (and made public to great acclaim in 2014) by a team under the direction of Drexel University professor Kenneth Lacovara.

While the big-dig discovery in Argentina (and the subsequent determination that this huge specimen had not even reached its full-grown size) made Dr. Lacovara and his colleagues legitimate science superstars, the Jersey-native paleontologist and geologist is quick to point out that there are many more discoveries to be made; much to be learned — and, when he visits the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College this Monday evening, April 27, he’ll be making the point that there are Dinosaurs in NJ…Still.

Scheduled for 6:30 pm inside the Twin Lights Room of BCC’s Warner Student Life Center, this latest in the Science Mondays series of free guest lectures finds Lacovara discussing some significant recent fossil finds throughout the Garden State — including the Mantua Township Fossil Heritage Site, a Gloucester County location that the scientist has been instrumental in preserving as a fossil park and educational facility. He’ll also comment on the relationship between the dinosaurs of yore and our modern-age birds. There’s no charge to attend the public-invited presentation, and additional information can be had by emailing pdillon@brookdalecc.edu.