Apr. 24, 2013
What does Jurassic Park have to do with public lands? Quite a bit, actually…
Jurassic Park is based on paleontologist’s research analyzing fossils. Our extensive knowledge of dinosaurs wouldn’t be possible without this research, which is conducted by permitted paleontologists and their students. Many of the greatest dinosaur discoveries occur on your public lands in Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and New Mexico! For example, just outside Cañon City, Colorado discoveries include the first complete skeleton of Allosaurus, the three most complete Stegosaurus skeletons ever found, as well as the first known remains of dinosaurs like Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Diplodocus.
Of course, the proper preservation and protection of paleontological resources is a vital component of BLM’s Paleontology program and is the reason that the BLM and Universal Studios created these Public Service Announcements back in 1993. Students and scientists with BLM permits are making new discoveries every year, many of whom became excited about paleontology because of movies such as Jurassic Park. Join the adventure, click here to learn more about fossils on public lands!
—Kyle Sullivan, BLM Colorado
Watch the original PSAs here:
Note: license for footage used in these PSAs granted by Universal Studios in June 1993.
Oh man. Whoever is running the Bureau of Land Management Tumblr is doing it right.
Apr. 3, 2013
I like to pull the eyes off of the babies toys. So, Mom has to make eye patches.
This dog has style.
Jan. 5, 2013
I can’t say why, exactly, but the illustration of the dinosaur doesn’t seem realistic enough. Can we use a photo instead?
Nov. 11, 2012
Day 10 of 22 Days of Turkey Talk in which turkeys become dinosaurs!
Oct. 11, 2012
ummmmmm this is amazing.
Aug. 20, 2012
the hardest part about being a feminist is knowing that one day soon i will grow 15 feet and my arms will shrink and i will become a t-rex with an insatiable appetite for man blood
and there’s nothing i can do to stop it
the transformation has already begun i can feel it in my bones
Jul. 24, 2012
Via Jane Espenson’s twitter: “Tiny Wash curses sudden but inevitable betrayal.”
Jun. 24, 2012
I’m a vegan omnomnomivore
Jun. 8, 2012
I must have this hoodie for my own.
(Source: mew-squared, via kaitlynthevegan)