National Park Service Video - Dinosaurs in the Desert

published Sep 18, 2013 4:23pm
The National Park Service has published a new webisode of their series America's Wilderness entitled Dinosaurs in the Desert. As the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act approaches, the NPS is trying to spread the word about the benefits of wilderness to a variety of people, including young scientists and researchers, and hopes to inspire others to follow in the footsteps of this young paleontologist and explore the various scientific values of our country's natural resources.

The video has been released into the public domain and can be viewed on YouTube.

Description: Join student paleontologist, Adam Marsh, on a journey through time as he explores the ancient landscape of Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Through his expedition field notes, Adam takes us on an adventure to the long lost Late Triassic, exposing an invisible world of dinosaurs and other creatures hiding in the fossil record of what is now a desert landscape. Through Adam, we come to appreciate this unique wilderness as more than a natural resource: it is a resource for knowledge and a playground for the imagination.