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Kenneth Lacovara

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Episode 20 / The Butterfly Story of Dinosaurs and Trees Hosting Kenneth Lacovara

The Butterfly Effect

This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. Dr. Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the earth, including the massive 65-ton Dreadnoughtus. He is a recipient of The Explorers Club Medal, previously awarded to pioneers such as Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, and Sir Edmond Hillary. His 2016 TED talk has been viewed by over two million people, and his book, Why Dinosaurs Matter, published by Simon & Schuster, is a winner of the Nautilus Book Prize. Lacovara discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine's 100 Top Science Stories of the Year, and he has appeared in over 13 television documentaries. Currently, he is researching the extinction of the dinosaurs. He is the founding dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University, and is Director of the Edelman Fossil Park, where he and his team are building a $75M museum designed to connect people to deep time, the contingencies of natural history, and the fragility of our planet. In this episode you will hear about his discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, a massive, plant-eating dinosaur, some of the misconceptions about dinosaurs,  why the study of dinosaurs matters for climate change, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Dr Kenneth Lacovara. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.


7 Apr 2021

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70. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Kenneth Lacovara "Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe"

The Presentation Boss Podcast

Grab a shovel for episode seventy of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Today we’re going hunting for actual dinosaurs and along the way will learn about the science and maths of evolution and the morality of our ecosystem. In this breakdown, Thomas selected this Talk from the TED Talks Daily podcast and we play it for you while we make comment along the way about what works so well in this speech.Not only will you meet the recently discovered ‘Dreadnoughtus’, but will hear the beautifully scripted speech presented here. Kate and Thomas discuss the speech patterns, the use of visuals and the literary genius of this engaging talk. It’s a fascinating speech, well crafted and with loads to learn about presentation skills. Also, dinosaurs!What You'll Learn • A ‘through the front door’ approach to introducing the structure for your presentation• Building curiosity by asking questions of your audience; even if they’ve never considered them before• The power of simplicity, even in otherwise complex topics• Use of metaphor and anchoring in your presentation to crystallise ideas• How a well crafted script, and careful preparation can sound when done brilliantly• Why you should show your passion and love in presentations• Using PowerPoint and imagery to provide context and backdrop to your topic• Imagery animations to add visual interest• An easy and simple way to add humour and lightness to presentations• Being aware of repetitive speaking patterns and ensuring it doesn’t become distracting• The ‘sudden stop’ speaking technique for contrast and intensityMentioned In The Show• Kenneth Lacovara | “Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe” Resources and Links • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au• The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/• Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/• Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/• Presentation Boss on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/• Presentation Boss on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/presentation-boss


25 Aug 2020

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Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

TED Talks Daily

What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod that was as tall as a two-story house and as heavy as a jumbo jet -- and considers how amazingly improbable it is that a tiny mammal living in the cracks of the dinosaur world could evolve into a sentient being capable of understanding these magnificent creatures. Join him in a celebration of the Earth's geological history and contemplate our place in deep time.


17 Jun 2020

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Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Interview: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara


This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time. Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen.  Rounding things out, we have a conversation with renowned paleontologist, explorer, and author Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. Watch videos at www.etown.org


25 Sep 2019

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DB 094: Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara On Hunting For Dinosaurs And Discovering Dreadnoughtus

Dream Big Podcast

Dr. Kenneth Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than seven T. rex.  We’re sure that Eva’s discussion with Dr. Lacovara about hunting for Dinosaurs will be fascinating to all our Big Dreamers -- young and old! For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/94


16 Jul 2018