The Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman, North Dakota is a small town museum with HUGE reach in terms of research, scholarly mentorship, and museum interpretation. When it comes to America's last dinosaurs, Dean Pearson and his team of local paleontology enthusiasts have created a well curated collection of fossils that rivals some major museums in this country. Since the early 1980's when the asteroid impact hypothesis was first put forward, the team at PTRM has been fostering paleontological research. The field school and museum lab at PTRM has played a role in developing an entire generation of scientists studying the extinction question, including notable alums and friends of our show, Dr. Kirk Johnson, Dr. Antoine Bercovici, Dr. Tyler Ranse Lyson, Jacqueline Richard, and many others. We had a blast checking out the collections and learning about the exciting research that Dean and his many students are putting forward.