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The “Jurassic World” star helps celebrate anniversary of Utah national monument

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah – On Saturday with photos, fun facts, and Chris Pratt, a national monument in Southern Utah celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The “Jurassic World” star encouraged viewers to attend Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s virtual celebration by following #GSENM on social media.

Pratt was featured on a show called “Everwood” which was filmed in Utah before his popular work in Marvel movies and “Parks and Recreation”. Specific locations included Ogden, South Salt Lake, Draper, and Park City.

Pratt called the monument “one of the coolest dinosaur places in the world” where dinosaur fossils over 75 million years old have been found.

Fossils found there “are among the most scientifically significant in the entire world—yielding important information about the dinosaur era,” according to BLM’s website.

Officials say the national monument was the first to be managed by the BLM in 1996 and it remains an “ecological, scientific & cultural ‘living laboratory’ & ‘working landscape'”.

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