Scott A. Williams provided an engaging program on June 10, 2012.

Williams is the director of exhibits and science at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois. He provided a engaging presentation at the Entrada Saturday Sunset Series titled “A Jurassic Journey- the Paleontology of the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry” on June 9, 2012.

Scott began volunteering at Burpee Museum in 1988 at the age of 13.  After working for several years as a police officer in Ogle County, Scott helped initiate the field programs in Montana.  In 2003 Scott retired from Law Enforcement to begin working at Burpee.  He completed his A.S. degree at Rock Valley College and is currently pursuing his B. S. degree in the department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at NIU.

Scott has extensive field work experience in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana, Morrison formation of Utah, Permian of Oklahoma, and local Ordovician rocks.


Scott’s presentation provided an overview of the geology formations where dinosaur fossils are being found and explained the processes used to collect specimens.

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