History for Lunch – The Fossils of South Carolina

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
South Carolina Maritime Museum
729 Front St
Georgetown, SC 29440
$20 for non-members / $18 for members
Hope McFaddin
History for Lunch - The Fossils of South Carolina @ South Carolina Maritime Museum | Georgetown | South Carolina | United States

“The Fossils of South Carolina” will be presented by Matt Gibson, Curator of Natural History, The Charleston Museum, in conjunction with the SC Maritime Museum’s new exhibit “Beneath  Dark Waters: The Fossil Discoveries of South Carolina’s Lowcountry Waterways.”

Matt Gibson has harbored an interest in extinct animals and fossils ever since he was a child growing up in Georgia. This fascination with prehistoric animals continued to develop, ultimately leading to his decision to attend Georgia Southern University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and a minor in Biology. Matt then attended graduate school at East Tennessee State University, receiving a Master of Science in Biology, with a concentration in Paleontology. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Secondary Science Education, also from Georgia Southern.

Professionally, Matt has had an extensive and interesting career. He served as a museum docent while attending Georgia Southern; was a graduate and lab assistant during his time at both graduate schools; has been a team member at numerous fossil excavations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; served as a marine mammal research assistant at the Smithsonian; taught high school biology and chemistry; and most recently, has been the Curator of Natural History at The Charleston Museum since 2014.

Matt has a soft spot for mosasaurs, a giant marine reptile that went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs. Matt’s dream fossil excavation destination would take him to either Argentina or Mongolia.

$20 for Lunch and Presentation |  $18 for Museum and OLLI Members  History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC

Register today to secure your spot. You can register online below or call Hope @ 843-520-0111.


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