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The Red Rock Canyon family trip is led by a group of professional vertebrate paleontologists and educators from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Their combined expertise in the geology and paleontology of Red Rock Canyon and in the communication and education of the general public makes this trip a unique experience for children and fossil enthusiasts alike.
Dr. David Whistler, Curator Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology
Trip leader and specialist on fossil small mammals, lizards, and snakes. Dave’s pioneering work on the geology and paleontology of Red Rock Canyon has made this area a well-established location for the study of the late Cenozoic (12 to 8 million years ago) of Southern California. In honor of Dave’s lifelong contribution to Red Rock Canyon State Park, a special trail is named in his honor – Whistler Ridge.
Gary Takeuchi, Curatorial Assistant, Page Museum at the Brea Tar Pits.
Chief organizer of the trip and specialist in the geology and stratigraphy of Red Rock Canyon.
Karen Ewald, Program Manager, Education & Exhibits
Laurel Robinson, Manager of Programs, Education & Exhibits
Vanessa Vobis, Program Manager, Education & Exhibits
Tiffany Saleh, Volunteer Manager, Education & Exhibits
Brayden Moore, Gallery Interpreter, Education & Exhibits
Rocio Santoyo, Gallery Interpreter, Education & Exhibits
Laura Bliss, Gallery Interpreter, Education & Exhibits
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007