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Wrong Jerry Jacene?

Mr. Jerry Jacene

Own Paleontologist

See Tennessee

HQ Phone: (901) 569-6353

See Tennessee

421 Mt. John Loop

Townsend, Tennessee 37882

United States

Company Description

See-Tennessee.com is an online partnership of Devault Interactive , a public relations/communications company in Townsend, Tenn., and LaBonia Designs, a graphic design company in Germantown, Tenn. more

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Background Information

Employment History

Resident Paleontologist and Field Director

Makoshika Dinosaur Museum

Self-Taught Paleontologist

Make-A-Wish Canada


The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology


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Dinosaur Walk Museum Introduces Kids Club

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The club features a monthly series of dinosaur-related activities, hands-on studies and demonstrations by Jerry Jacene, the museum's resident paleontologist.

"Knowledge is the road to discovery," says Jacene, "and the Kid's Club at the Dinosaur Walk Museum will be an adventure in learning.We will demonstrate such facts as how scientists used fossil records to identify the Edmontosaurus, a duck-billed dinosaur discovered in West Tennessee.
"Plus, the kids will have an opportunity to ask questions and perhaps make a casting from an authentic scientific mold," Jacene adds.
In addition, Kid's Club members will be introduced to 40 life-sized, scientifically-accurate sculptures of dinosaurs and other fascinating creatures as Jacene leads them on an expedition through the museum's $4 million exhibit.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jacene as our own paleontologist, and we are certain that children and adults alike will appreciate his insight and dinosaur humor," says Sandy Stevens, museum manager.
"The Dinosaur Walk Museum is one of the few places in the world where you can actually have a 'Jurassic' experience and step back in time 100 million years ago," Jacene says."I want Kid's Club members to understand that paleontology is like being a detective in a crime scene that is millions of years old."
Jacene was born in Dallas, Texas, but he grew up in small towns in the southeastern part of Oklahoma.He has had previous experience with the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.
As a paleontologist field associate, he worked on research projects in Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
Much of Jacene's research has been devoted to the recovery and study of Champosaur gigas, an extinct crocodile-like reptile known from the Cretaceous and early Tertiary periods.
Jacene's skeletal mounts are on exhibit in various museums from the western to the southeastern parts of the U.S.
Jacene also is currently working with paleontologist Steven Wallace on the fossil formation that was discovered two years ago in Gray, Tenn., near Johnson City.

Jerry Jacene of Kingsport, TN ...

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Jerry Jacene of Kingsport, TN -Where Is He Now? (March 2011)-Updated March 25

19 March 2011 at 12:39:25 PM
I haven't read any local news at all since January 1st (taking a much needed mental break from sludge), but wondered the other day whatever happened to Jerry Jacene, unofficial paleontologist (as am I). When last I looked, Jacene, after getting free rent and subsidies to move his museum from one location to another, said goodbye to the freebies and was packing up.
What happened to his museum? An association in Kingsport were going to buy all of his exhibits, including a T-Rex dinosaur. Well, they were going to, until they, ooops, found out that the T-Rex dinosaur exhibit is part of a federal lawsuit. One company that deals with fossils apparently lent another company some specimens. The lawsuit claims that the second company took castings of the fossils without permission, including the T-Rex skeleton.. and Jacene must somehow have purchased one of those allegedly unauthorized castings. Here's more from the Rapid City Journal which article says that the castings were sold to at least 5 other museums, including, apparently, Jerry Jacene's. It's not clear to me if the museum association in Kingsport bought all of Jacene's exhibits except the T-Rex.
So where is Mr Jacene? Could be that he's here in Glen Rose with a backhoe!
Dinosaur Dig - Glen Rose Texas - March 19-26, 2011 More on the dinosaur tracks found at Glen Rose, Texas In the quarry, behind the Comfort Inn, in Glen Rose, TX, three sets of tracks were found in the mud turned to rock. They were going different directions so Jerry Jacene said that this must have been a "prehistoric intersection." "The first set of tracks had three toes and claws that belonged to a meat eater. Jacene said. Jacene believes that these tracks were made by the predatory Acrocanthosaurus. Another track looked like a big round mud hole. It was made by a Sauropod, a four-legged vegetable eater with a long neck and long tail, Jacene said. The other track appeared to have been made by an Iguanadon, a large, plant eating dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period. Source: Glen Rose Reporter, October 20, 2010 We have been invited to join Paleontologist Jerry Jacene to help uncover dinosaur tracks found in Glen Rose, Texas. He plans to have a backhoe take off dirt down to within 4-5 feet of the rock and uncover the rest by hand. That's where we come in. Imagine being the first person seeing a dinosaur track, they say was made millions of years ago.
Update: I noticed an article in the Central News Now about Jacene and Glen Rose, written by Britney Glaser.
Jacene is apparently still not telling people that neither Make A Wish nor the little girl's parents knew he was coming to Glen Rose; he continues to infer that he was in Glen Rose at the behest of the Make A Wish foundation. Also, his story has changed about how he found the tracks. In the article in the Glen Rose Reporter, he said that he went out and explored and THEN told the Comfort Inn Manager.
"I was walking around there and I found those tracks and I'm looking for a sign to explain the site", Jacene said. Soemone's got to know about this". Jacene went into the hotel wher ehe was staying and found Nirav "Nick" Patel, the general manager.
Jacene asked. "Are you kidding me?
Jacene chose to stay at Comfort Inn & Suites, which has a cliff and creek bed directly behind its property. Looking out his window, Jacene got a hunch about what could be lurking on this land. "What I did," says Jacene, "is when I talked to the front desk, I asked if I could come back here and look around."
What Jacene found was a paleontologist's dream. "They're dated about 110 million," says Jacene, "give or take a week or two!"
Why the difference? Might be because, when Jacene found out that someone else, Lance Hall, was saying that he had discovered the dinosaur tracks previously, he accused Hall of trespassing, which he himself had done.
Jacene has a charmed life. Not a degreed paleontologist, but as much of one as I am, he got the city of Kingsport to subsidize him and his failing museum for a year, and then, when the rent ran out, gosh, here he is in Glen Rose, with some varying stories that don't match.
Jacene stated to me he was gonna get local paleo and univeristy groups involved, maybe later I hope. Instead, he has to coax an out-of-state "gem and mineral" group 540 miles to be the first to break dirt.
The Kingsport Museum Association bought most of the exhibits that Jerry "owned". We did not buy the so called fort peck rex, as it was illegally casted by Jerry himself.
I've heard from an online source that Jerry is gonna build a new musem in GR which was predicted here last year. I've had interesting messages from two separate people regarding Jerry and the museum.
From source 1: " ***** was hunting with Mike this spring (At "my" spot), and he found a Pteronodon wing. Mike told ***** that he couldn't keep it, and he would take it and donate it to the museum his friend is working on down in Texas. I'm guessing Mike and the "self taught palentologist" are starting a museum.
From source 2: " Yep I ran into Jerry out in Glendive Montana, he had attached himself to a local museum. I found that he and they were still sneaking into ranches where they had been banned. That is when I saw his true nature.

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