Paleozoologists from the University of Wroclaw to hold a picnic “Life and death of Gorzow Stefania”


Researchers from the Paleozoology Department of the University of Wroclaw invite visitors to a science picnic as part of the Gorzów Wielkopolski Days from 8 to 10 June. They will talk about the rhino skeleton of stephanorhinus kirchbergensis, known as Stefania, discovered during the construction of the Gorzów beltway.

The remains are over 120,000 years and they are one of the best preserved animal skeletons from that time in Poland. The discovery initiated the cooperation of the Lubuskie Voivodship, the City of Gorzów and the University of Wrocław. On Friday, June 8, a letter of intent will be signed about joint activities promoting paleontology.

“Stefania” inspired Wroclaw scientists to launch an idea for the Cenozoic Park. On Saturday, a scientific session will take place, on Sunday there is planned “Paleontology for fun” including educational films, presentation of bones, rocks and minerals and the performance of rhino and ammonite figurines on the plaster.

Picnic program on the website of UM Gorzów:

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