(Posted July 27, 2001)

Dick Fonda, a physical metallurgist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., will lecture on fossils while showing audiences fossilized teeth and claws from Tyrannosaurus Rex, velociraptors and other extinct animals at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Seven Points Recreation Area amphitheater as part of the Juniata College Summer Environmental Education Programs.

The lecture will focus on examining fossils to learn how prehistoric animals lived. Fonda will explain how the shape of a claw or the wear on a tooth can give scientists clues as to how the animal exited and survived in its environment.

Fonda earned a bachelor's degree from Juniata College in biology and chemistry in 1983. He went on to earn a master's degree in chemistry from Cornell University and a doctorate in materials science from the University of Virginia.

Juniata College's environmental education programs at Seven Points are sponsored by a college alumni group, the Friends of the Raystown Field Station. For more information on the program, please call Chuck Yohn, director of the Raystown Field Station, at (814) 641-3572.

The Seven Points Recreation Area amphitheater is adjacent to the Seven Points Visitors Center. The Seven Points Recreation Area is near Hesston, Pa., several miles off Route 26.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.