I throughly enjoyed Dale’s speech. It was really great to see his passion and enthusiasm for geology and paleontology, and his excitement I felt was contagious. I like that he pointed out specific museums we would visit while abroad, which made me even more excited for the trip. I would specifically like to do some more research into Mary Anning, who Dale mentioned, before and during the trip. I was really interested in the “subaqueous flying” Dale said was a characteristic of the creatures Mary Anning found. I just think it’s really interesting how geologist/paleontologists can make these different predictions for how Earth and different species used to be and learn from it.