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November 29, 2005 > An Evening With the Boy Paleontologists

An Evening With the Boy Paleontologists

Wes Gordon and his boy paleontologists were noted throughout the United States in the 1940s. A band of boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 unearthed one of the best preserved fossil sites in North America. Fossils from the Irvington District created such an international event, that a section of time was honored as the Irvingtonian Stage (1.8 - .3 million years ago). This collection is currently managed by the nonprofit Math Science Nucleus.

During the time the mammoths ruled the land, the environment of Fremont consisted of oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, large shrubs, tules, cattails, and bunch grasses. The giant Columbian mammoths were herbivores and had to eat at least 1000 lbs per day.

On Friday, Dec. 2 the Math Science Nucleus will hold a fundraiser dinner to benefit the museum. Plans will be unveiled for a new museum at their present site. This will keep the collection and other science exhibits available for the public to enjoy.

The Mammoth Buffet will include lots of Sloth Salad, Camel Croquettes, Mammoth Meatballs and a host of other Ice Age foods and treats. The cost for this event is $150 per person.

Before dinner you can visit the museum and meet famous Boy Paleontologists who will answer any questions on the many years that they worked at the Irvington site.

After dinner, enjoy a slide show of the years 1944 to the present, so you can get a glimpse into one of the most famous landmarks in Fremont. The site was so significant that a slice of time is called the Irvingtonian Stage, which signals the start of the Ice Age in North America.

An evening with the Boy Paleontologists
Friday, December 2
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Math Science Nucleus
4074 Eggers Dr., Fremont
(510) 790-6284

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