MISSOULA – The University of Montana Paleontology Center has partnered with internet producer Hank Green to launch EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth. Green will serve as host of EONS alongside Paleontology Center Collections Manager Kallie Moore and science writer Blake de Pastino.
The series premiered June 26. It can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/eons.
EONS whisks viewers through the history of life on Earth with a scope from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age. The evolutionary history of mammals including humans and other modern species is explored with paleontology experts. Series topics will include “What Color Were Dinosaurs (And How Do We Know)?,” “The Story of Saber Teeth” and “The Biggest Thing That Ever Flew.”
“Being able to share my enthusiasm for ancient life and getting to highlight fossils from the UMPC collection on a large scale platform is such a wonderful opportunity,” Moore said. “EONS will bring more awareness to paleontology, natural history, and hopefully more recognition to the UMPC.”
“EONS will go on a deeply engaging and wildly entertaining tour of Earth’s four-billion-year natural history, one fascinating vignette at a time,” Green said. “I’m excited to explore these topics in detail with Kallie and Blake and hope it will encourage audiences to become more interested in paleontology.”