Day One: Perot Museum In the Field

In the Field 2014

We kicked off the morning with a SKYPE call with WFAA/Channel 8.  Reporter Jason Wheeler posed lots of interesting questions for a story that aired during the 4pm newscast today.


Day one “In the Field” in search of dinosaurs from Perot Museum on Vimeo.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences, pondering what appears to be what is left of a marmot skull he found along the path.


Dr. Anthony (Tony) Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences

We are excited that, like last year, WFAA will be following our journey!  This year however, not only are they following from afar via SKYPE and phone, they have plans to send a photojournalist to actually join our team in the field and document our activities first hand.  So be on the lookout for stories about our Perot Museum In the Field 2014 adventures on WFAA over the next several weeks.

After the call we geared up and loaded into the truck for the two-hour or so drive from the park residence (“Area 51” – see last year’s blog) to the trail head of Tattler Creek.  Anticipation is high and the weather is grey and windy but holding.  But I predict it will burn off and the sun will come out…

Posted from Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States.