Media press kit on mantua fossil park



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MEDIA PRESS KIT ON MANTUA FOSSIL PARK

TED2016 “DREAM” EVENT – DR. LACOVARA SPEAKS AT VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER IN VANCOUVER, CANADA

Spoke on February 16, 2016. Release date of video from Dr. Lacovara’s presentation at the TED2016 Event has not yet been released. Below is link and summary from his presentation.


Exciting Links Below:
http://blog.ted.com/the-epic-talks-in-session-5-of-ted2016/
http://today.rowan.edu/home/news/2016/02/10/sharing-big-ideas-rowan-paleontologist-deliver-ted-talk-2016-ted-conference
http://article.wn.com/view/2016/02/10/sharing_big_ideas_Rowan_Paleontologist_to_deliver_TED_Talk_a/
NY TIMES ARTICLE FROM 1-5-2016

Kenneth Chang, reporter for the NY Times, does an amazing job capturing the excitement of the fossil park project and the amazement of guests that attended our events. Once this article hit our office was flooded with hundreds of requests to participate, attend and volunteer at these fossil events. This article hit tons of connection news outlets as well across the country!


Exciting Links Below:

NY Time Article Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/05/science/behind-a-shopping-center-in-new-jersey-signs-of-a-mass-extinction.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0
UK Daily: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3397188/Dinosaur-graveyard-date-moment-mass-extinction-Fossil-bed-suggests-large-numbers-beasts-killed-single-event-65-million-years-ago.html
MTV.Com: http://mtv.com/news/2726201/new-jersey-shopping-center-massive-fossil-pit/
Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2016/01/10/01-a-public-pit.html
Newser: http://www.newser.com/story/218762/only-dinosaur-extinction-site-is-behind-a-lowes.html
Laboratory Equipment: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/01/evidence-global-cataclysm-found-behind-south-jersey-hardware-store
Forensic Magazine Article: http://www.forensicmag.com/articles/2016/01/evidence-mass-extinction-behind-south-jersey-hardware-store
Community Fossil Dig Announcements was on Kids Place Live-Sirius XM (residents of Mt. Vernon, Ohio wrote to us January 19, 2016 to tell us they heard it).
MEDIA PRESS KIT ON MANTUA FOSSIL PARK (cont.)

THIS IS SOUTH JERSEY with Marianne Aleardi - NJTV (New Jersey Public Television) 11-11-2015

AIRED November 11, 2015 (click link starts at 1:51 ends at 7:52)



Exciting Link: http://www.njtvonline.org/programs/this-is-south-jersey/

MANTUA TWP. ASSIGNS ROWAN UNIVERSITY ACQUISITION RIGHTS FOR FOSSIL PARK SITE 9-2015:

Explore some of the press coverage on the exciting announcements about Rowan University purchasing this redevelopment site the week of the 2015 Community Dig.  The Associated Press coverage landed in media throughout the nation as far as the San Francisco Chronicle! The links below reflect the local coverage:


Rowan buying South Jersey’s own Jurassic World site

Philadelphia Inquirer-9/23/15

Rowan University is purchasing a 65-acre quarry a few miles from its Glassboro campus, with plans to turn it into a full-time public fossil park, where busloads of schoolchildren could dig up vertebrae, teeth, and other remnants of prehistoric creatures

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20150924_Jersey_s_own__Jurassic_World__site_bought_by_Rowan.html

 

Rowan buying quarry for dinosaur research

Associated Press-9/23/15

Rowan University’s latest expansion is creating an opportunity to examine the distant past as well as look to the school’s future.

http://www.app.com/story/news/education/college-news/2015/09/23/rowan-buying-quarry-dinosaur-research/72699882/

 

Rowan University announces plans to purchase Mantua Twp. Fossil Quarry

SNJ Today-9/23/15

Video:

https://snjtoday.com/television/on-demand/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email&destinationID=jlMKbRc8TkqIGlFvhQmGVA&contentID=pXlbvoHYo0CEiJwRpc5RKw&pageIndex=1&pageSize=10



 

Rowan to buy South Jersey fossil pit that may hold questions to age-old questions

WHYY Newsworks-9/23/15

Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who's been working at the quarry for 13 years, has found tantalizing but preliminary evidence that the animals preserved there may have perished in the same mass die-off that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/86504-rowan-to-buy-south-jersey-fossil-pit-that-may-hold-answers-to-age-old-questions

 

Rowan University is creating a 65-acre classroom full of fossils

Press of Atlantic City-9/23/15

Ken Lacovara is getting a new $1.95 million 65-acre classroom full of fossils and he can't wait to have every student in South Jersey come visit it.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/rowan-university-is-creating-a--acre-classroom-full-of/article_05634568-6214-11e5-a0c2-c70cdb410e28.html



MEDIA PRESS KIT ON MANTUA FOSSIL PARK (cont.)

SJ MAGAZINE & TV BROADCAST “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi” - 6-5-15

Host Marianne Aleardi attends a fossil dig day event to promote South Jersey. During this fossil dig day event at the fossil park site in Mantua Marianne was able to film 200 7th grade guests enjoying this educational experience on site for an upcoming episode. Keep a look out for my alert when the airing date is release for this episode on the fossil park project.



Exciting Links:

http://sjmagazine.net/

http://sjmagazine.net/2014/this-is-south-jersey-preview

http://www.njtvonline.org/programs/this-is-south-jersey/


BORN TO EXPLORE – CHANNEL 6 ABC - 5-8-15

Host RICHARD WIESE of BORN TO EXPLORE and his team was welcomed 5-8-15 by Deputy Mayor Sharon Lawrence and Dr. Lacovara to the fossil site (Inversand) in Mantua, NJ. This nationally televised Emmy Award-winning travel show BORN TO EXPLORE is hosted by world-class explorer Richard Wiese.  In this episode, Dr. Lacovara and the Born to Explore crew joined forces with Microsoft for a live video uplink with a 5th grade class in Harlem, New York. Students learned about the last days of the dinosaurs and about the amazing fossil treasures of Mantua Township. The shoot occurred Friday, May 8th at the Mantua fossil site. The show is scheduled to air on ABC Saturday morning in October 2015. Keep a look out for my alert when the airing date is released.



Exciting Links:

http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/born-to-explore/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wiese
CHASING NEWS – FOX 29 NEWS 4-28-15

http://t.co/iwTUNDNy8f


DREXEL MAGAZINE March 2015:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gwzs83bvrd8dd4/Drexel-magazine-issue-10.pdf?dl=0


YAHOO ARTICLE FROM 11-24-14:

http://news.yahoo.com/paleontologist-dinosaur-new-jersey-strip-mall-extinction-165632314.html


WATCH 11-23-14 CBS EVENING NEWS COVERAGE CLIP WHERE THEY HIGHLIGHT THE 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY FOSSIL DIG DAY EVENT HELD IN SEPT. AT INVERSAND & DR. LACOVARA’S DINO DISCOVERY!!!  

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/drexel-university-fossil-finds-behind-new-jersey-strip-mall-causing-excitment/


Note: We had 1,414 guests at the 2014 Dig Day with 486 on the waiting list for 2015 before waiting list was closed. I added numerous miscellaneous requests in after waiting list was closed to the database. With the CBS News Coverage in November I added NEW emails requests into the database that equaled 346 guest requests for the 2015 event next year…..so technically our event is already filled for next year and we didn’t even send out an invitation yet!!!
MEDIA PRESS KIT ON MANTUA FOSSIL PARK (cont.)

WHYY/NEWSWORKS 9-29-14:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/73318-getting-dirty-in-the-name-of-science?linktype=hp_impact



COURIER POST 9-29-14:

Link to story



http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/09/28/visitors-get-glimpse-prehistoric-times/16407347/

GC TIMES/SJ MEDIA 9-28-14:

Link to story

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2014/09/mantua_community_dig_day_at_inversand_fossil_pit.html

CBS-3 PHILLY/KYW 9-27-14:

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/09/27/thousands-dig-for-fossils-in-south-jersey


MANTUA TOWNSHIP OPEN HOUSE EVENT – HIGHLIGHTS THE INVERSAND FOSSIL PARK PROJECT FEBRUARY 19, 2014-Reporter coverage of event from Northwestern Medill Reports in Chicago:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chasing%20new%20jersey%20mantua%20fossil%20park&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=chasing%20new%20jersey%20mantua%20fossil%20park&sc=0-24&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&mid=FC9895ECC39D701DFF68FC9895ECC39D701DFF68





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