dinosaur http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/happy-50th-birthday-uw-tyrannosaurus-rex-statue <p>The life-size copper Tyrannosaurus rex statue that stands guard outside the University of Wyoming Geological Museum is <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-museum-celebrates-dinosaur-statue-anniversary-friday-and-saturday.html" target="_blank">celebrating its 50th birthday today</a></strong>. The museum will host two cake parties—one today over lunch, and again from noon until 2 pm Saturday. Wyoming Public Radio’s Anna Rader and Micah Schweizer visited the T. rex and heard from passers-by and well-wishers.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Anna Rader & Micah Schweizer 56644 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fossils-private-lands-find-collectors-and-critics <p>HOST: Wyoming was once wet, balmy, and full of creatures like dinosaurs. Today, their fossils are slowly weathering out of the ground. If the bones happen to be on public land, researchers are granted permits to dig for them and the fossils have to end up in a public repository. But on private land, <em>anyone</em> can dig and they can do whatever they want with the specimens. Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Irina Zhorov reports that commercial, or independent collectors, are sometimes eyed warily.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:43:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48461 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics