380 Million Years Uncovered

 
Jerry Bastedo, Executive Director, Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center, will be the featured speaker at the October 7, 2015 meeting of West Seneca Rotary. His topic will be about the extensive educational programs provided and the history and development of the Penn Dixie site..
 
 
380 Million Years Uncovered
 
Jerry Bastedo, Executive Director, Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center, will be the featured speaker at the October 7, 2015 meeting of West Seneca Rotary.
Bastedo earned a BA in Geology at SUNY Geneseo, MS in Geosciences at SUNY Buffalo College. Jerry has extensive experience including the Lackawanna Plant of Bethlehem Steel, Buffalo Museum of Science, National Fuel Gas, Ecology & Environment, Vanesse-Hangen-Brusti, Inc. and, currently, Penn Dixie.
 
The Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center is owned and operated by the Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc. The organization, founded in 1993, provides this mission statement: to promote the study of the natural sciences with an emphasis on the field activities associated with the geological and biological sciences; to preserve, develop, and administrate the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg, New York; promote a regional fossil site to foster and encourage a medium for the public to study, collect, and keep all the fossils they find; provide an educational resource for children and adults, of all ages and mental and physical abilities, to have a hands-on experience investigating the geological, astronomical, and natural sciences at Penn Dixie; encourage and promote upper level training of in-service and pre-service teachers; to promote a unique and classic natural resource that instills pride in our area and attracts visitors to the Buffalo-Niagara Region to a cultural, educational, recreational and tourism attraction that has a positive economic and quality of life impact on Erie County and the Buffalo-Niagara Region; and to aid in obtaining and administering funds to promote the study of the natural history in the Western New York Region.
 
Consider coming to this West Seneca Rotary’s breakfast meeting to hear Jerry Bastedo present information about the Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center. The meeting is Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 7:45 a.m.; Alton’s Restaurant, Banquet Entrance, 2221 Transit Road, Elma, NY 14059. The cost of $10 includes breakfast.