Wednesday, October 03, 2007

One of Our Own...a TRUE Rock Star

Mackenzie English, one of our Dinosaur Field School volunteers, was recently featured in a n official release from the University of Cincinnati entitled "English + Geology = Science Success". The following is from that article:
Mackenzie English has accomplished a lot in his brief time on earth — on earth, under earth, digging earth. This summer, and the summer before, he traveled to Montana with adjunct faculty member Glenn Storrs. Storrs is the Withrow Farny Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and each year takes a group of volunteers to collect dinosaur fossils. Mac, besides being a second-year geology major at UC, is also a CMC volunteer, so he was asked if he would like to join the team. Sara Oser, another UC geology undergrad and CMC volunteer, also went.

"Mac is passionate about paleontology, which makes him a great fit for Cincinnati," says Storrs, assistant vice president for Natural History & Science at the Cincinnati Museum Center. "The collaborative environment between UC, the Museum Center and the local amateur community is unequalled, providing unique educational and research opportunities for students with Mac's maturity and dedication. We're glad to have his help."

For the complete story, click here.

This is just one story from the many hundreds of volunteers who help Cincinnati Museum Center fulfill our mission everyday...whether under the hot summer sun of Montana or with young children in the Duke Energy Children's Museum. Congratulations to Mac (and Sara) for their inclusion in this release, and many thanks for their hard work over the past several years.

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