Hops ‘N Rocks Virtual Gala

Celebrate Penn Dixie’s 25th season with a virtual gala at Resurgence Brewing Company!

Our film features opening remarks from Executive Director Dr. Phil Stokes, a presentation of the Baird Visionary Award to Dr. Gordon C. Baird, greetings from Director of Education Dr. Holly Schreiber and Director of Science Catherine Konieczny, a virtual tour of the American Museum of Natural History from Associate Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology Dr. Melanie Hopkins, and closing remarks from Hamburg Natural History Society Board Chair Frank Scarpinato.

We recognize Dr. Baird as the inaugural recipient of the award which bears his name. Twenty five years before the successful preservation of Penn Dixie, Geologist Gordon C. Baird recognized the scientific and educational value of the fossils therein. Dr. Baird led field trips and published studies while advocating for the creation of a unique “fossil park used solely for the purpose of fossil collecting.” This award honors his vision.

Special thanks to Board Member Jay Wollin for producing this video and to Adam Bloch for professional audio services.

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