"Dinosaur George" Blasing

 

“Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self taught paleontologist and animal  behaviorist with more than 40 years of study and research. Blasing is a  public speaker, author, and television host and writer who has performed  live to over 4 million people and has lectured in over 4000 museums,  schools and public events. He is the writer, co-creator and host of  JURASSIC FIGHT CLUB on the History Channel.


   Dinosaur George has spent over 23 years teaching Elementary,  Intermediate and Middle school students about the amazing creatures that  once ruled our planet. He has volunteered his time to make hundreds of  appearances in children’s hospitals, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s and  Boys and Girls Scouting events. With the addition of his traveling  museum, he is now able to bring an entire museum to the schools he  visits.  

 

Using  vacation time and personal leave, Blasing volunteered numerous hours  traveling to elementary schools to teach children about dinosaurs and  other prehistoric life. After visiting a school in San Antonio, he  received a letter from a parent whose son was only 6 years old. The  child had previously stated that he wanted to join a gang and drop out  of school.  After attending Dinosaur Georges’ lecture he came home and  announced that he wanted to do better in school so he could become a  “Dinosaur Man” like Dinosaur George.  The impact of this letter caused  Mr. Blasing to reevaluate his life’s priorities.  “If I can change one  life by lecturing to children”, he said, “then I need to find a way to  become more available to do so.”


In 1997 George Blasing quit his lucrative retail career and dedicated  his life to educating children and adults about the amazing creatures  that once ruled our planet.  In August of 1997, he opened his own chain  of retail stores called “Dinosaur World”. Through these  science/education based stores Blasing was able to dedicate more time to  public speaking.


In 2007 he co-created, wrote and hosted a 12 part series for The  History Channel called Jurassic Fight Club.

 

To  promote the importance of reading, Dinosaur George sets aside his  summer months to go on a state wide tour of Texas libraries. He  performed in over 60 libraries each year, and encourages thousands of  children to read. 


With his vast knowledge of prehistoric life, expertise in animal  behaviors, and powerful on camera presence, Dinosaur George is a highly  respected and sought after public figure who shares his love of “all  things prehistoric” with throngs of enthusiastic fans. 

Television Interviews

 

KUSA -DENVER, CO        

KOBA - ALBUQUERQUE, NM     

KSTU - SALT LAKE CITY, UT  

WHAM - ROCHESTER, NY      

ASSOCIATED PRESS

KTVK - PHOENIX, AZ 

WCHS - PORTLAND, ME   

WBFF - BALTIMORE, MD      

WTMJ - MILWAUKEE, WI

REUTERS NATIONAL

KVVU - LAS VEGAS, NV 

KATU - PORTLAND, OR  

WCPO - CINCINNATI, OH

KGNS  - LAREDO, TX

KABB – SAN ANTONIO, TX

KENS – SAN ANTONIO, TX

KSAT – SAN ANTONIO, TX

KVDA – SAN ANTONIO, TX

KWEX – SAN ANTONIO, TX

WOAI – SAN ANTONIO, TX

KRBC – ABILENE, TX

KWTX – KILLEEN, TX

KNCT – KILLEEN, TX

KNVO – MC ALLEN, TX

Newspapers and Magazine Interviews

 

EXPRESS NEWS – SAN ANTONIO, TX

LA PRENSA – SAN ANTONIO, TX

ABILENE REPORTER NEWS – ABILENE, TX

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT – WASHINGTON, DC

WALL STREET JOURNAL – NEW YORK, NY

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – HOUSTON, TX

BRAZOSPORT FACTS – CLUTE, TX

VICTORIA ADVOCATE – VICTORIA, TX

UVALDE LEADER NEWS – UVALDE, TX

HONDO ANVIL HERALD – HONDO, TX

NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

SEGUIN GAZETTE – SEGUIN, TX

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMEN – AUSTIN, TX

ROUND ROCK LEADER NEWS – ROUND ROCK, TX

ROCKPORT PILOT, ROCKPORT, TX

GEORGETOWN NEWS – GEORGETOWN, TX

THE BANDERA BULLETIN – BANDERA, TX

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD – FREDERICKSBURG, TX

WACO TRIBUNE – WACO, TX

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD – KILLEEN, TX

CALLER TIMES - CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 

ALICE ECO-NEWS – ALICE, TX

THE SEALY NEWS – SEALY, TX

TIMES RECORD NEWS – WICHITA FALLS,

DENTON NEWS – DENTON, TX

THE MONITOR – MCALLEN, TX

EDMONTON JOURNAL – EDMONTON, CANADA

Major Events and Appearances

 

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS  - SAN ANTONIO, TX

MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE – HOUSTON, TX 

WITTE MUSEUM – SAN ANTONIO, TX

GRACE MUSEUM – ABILENE, TX

BRAZOSPORT MUSEUM – CLUTE, TX

INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES – SAN ANTONIO, TX

SAN ANTONIO ZOO – SAN ANTONIO, TX

FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL – SAN ANTONIO, TX

FOLKFEST – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 

TEXAS STATE FAIR – DENTON, TX

TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE EVENT – TIVOLI, TX

KILLEEN CIVIC CENTER – KILLEEN, TX

SCHERTZ CIVIC CENTER – SCHERTZ, TX

LIBERTY HILL CIVIC CENTER – LIBERTY HILL, TX

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN – SAN ANTONIO, TX

ZILKER PARK BOTANICAL GARDEN – AUSTIN, TX 

TEXAS ZOO – VICTORIA, TX 

CONVENTION CENTER – MYRTLE BEACH, SC 

SAWS WATERFEST – SAN ANTONIO, TX 

HERITAGE MUSEUM – CANYON LAKE, TX 

GLEN ROSE CONVENTION CENTER – GLEN ROSE, TX 

HUMBLE CIVIC CENTER – HUMBLE, TX

AUSTIN CIVIC CENTER – AUSTIN, TX

QUINTA MAZATLAN – MCALLEN, TX

GRAPEVINE PUBLIC LIBRARY – GRAPEVINE, TX

MONAHANS ARENA – MONAHANS, TX

MCALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY- MCALLEN, TX

CITY OF FREEPORT – FREEPORT, TX

CHILDRESS CONVENTION CENTER – CHILDRESS TX