Miss Debbie, right, from the University of Colorado, asks youngsters if they can identify what part of a dinosaur she is holding during her “Discovering Dinosaurs!” talk outside the Alamosa Public Library in Cole Park on Wednesday. She talked about the different types of dinosaurs and shared fossilized remains from what she called her “extinction parade.”
She shared teeth, claws, horns, protective plates and even fossilized dinosaur poop. She explained that the fossils prove the dinosaurs’ existence and tell paleontologists much about what kind of animals these were. Miss Debbie told the youngsters that Colorado even has a state fossil, the Stegosaurus, designated as the official state fossil on April 28, 1982 by Governor Richard D. Lamm.