T.rex Tuesday - Kansas U Needs Your Help!

Displayed specimens of University of Kansas' Lucy T.rex, at the university's on-campus museum in Lawrence, KS. Photo taken Dec. 2017.

Displayed specimens of University of Kansas' Lucy T.rex, at the university's on-campus museum in Lawrence, KS. Photo taken Dec. 2017.

Welcome to another T.rex Tuesday. Today is a special one, because our friends over at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum are in the midst of a 24 hour fund raiser to help support a number of programs across the University. This includes the ongoing excavation of Lucy, the University's Tyrannosaurus rex specimen that was placed on display last year. This is a great little museum and fantastic program, and they're doing great things. (As an added bonus, they're also the alma mater of one Barnum Brown, who discovered T. rex in 1900.) A couple of sample photos of the Lucy display are included here for your perusal.

I'd like to invite you to Stand Up for Science by visiting University's One Day, One KU campaign website, http://kansas.scalefunder.com/gday/giving-day/3548/department/3588 and considering a donation in support of the Museum's mission. Or you can become a member of the museum by visiting their website, http://biodiversity.ku.edu/give/membership/ And please don't forget to tell them that we referred you to them. We don't get anything for it, but I'd sure like them to know that we're carrying the flag. Thanks for reading and have an excellent day.

A closer look at one of Lucy's leg bones at KU in Lawrence, KS.

A closer look at one of Lucy's leg bones at KU in Lawrence, KS.