January 28, 2010

On air: Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson spread the paleo-love

Whenever I walk into the Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway exhibit gallery, my first thought is “wow, fossils are cool!” I’ve heard that same sentiment expressed by kids and adults alike who are visiting this new Burke exhibit. But I’ve never heard two people more enthusiastic about fossils and what they tell us about the past than Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson, authors of the book Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway and co-curators of this exhibit.

This morning, KUOW aired an interview with Ray and Kirk talking passionately about their love of fossils. It’s hard not to get excited about paleontology when you listen to these two chat with Weekday host Steve Scher. Listen to the interview here and I dare you to not find yourself caught up in their infectious enthusiasm for studying prehistoric times.

Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway is at the Burke Museum until May 31. Don’t miss the chance to see some of the best fossils from the Burke Museum’s collections, including saber-toothed cats, killer pigs, and ammonites, paired with the colorful, whimsical art of Ray Troll.

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications