Darwin Day!

 
When:
12 February 2019 @ 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
2019-02-12T18:30:00-07:00
2019-02-12T20:45:00-07:00
Where:
Edmonton Public Library Highlands
6710 118 Ave NW
Edmonton
AB T5B 0P3
Cost:
Free

This event is family friendly and FREE, however we would suggest a $5 admission donation, in order to pay expenses for our speakers as they are travelling in from BC.

Lisa G. Buckley (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), Executive Director, Curator & Collections Manager at the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre along with Richard T. McCrea , (B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.)  Adjunct Curator, will be coming to talk to us about their palaentology research program

Rich and Lisa are the leaders of B.C.’s only vertebrate palaeontology research
program. They are both active advocates for fossil conservation and responsible
management of fossil resources having recently served as palaeontological
advisors for B.C. Parks. They have also given substantial feedback on the
developing fossil management framework legislation (initiated by the B.C.
Government) for the province of British Columbia.

In addition to their duties as researchers and custodians of the bulk of B.C.’s
vertebrate fossil heritage, Rich and Lisa are both committed to education, public
outreach, and science education. They have given several talks and
presentations at local and regional schools, science fairs and various community
halls and libraries. Rich & Lisa developed the original curriculae for the Dinosaur
and Northern Wilderness summer camps for children. They were instrumental in
developing the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre and in obtaining
the designation of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark.

Much of their summers are spent excavating British Columbia’s dinosaurs,
documenting its fossil tracks or collecting Triassic marine fish and reptiles

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