Thursday, February 15, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Last week the CFDC had its annual Volunteer Appreciation at the museum. It was a great success. Without the hard work and time our current volunteers contribute, the CFDC wouldn't be where it is today.
In 2006 over 30 volunteers contributed over 700 hours to board meetings, lab work, field work, fossil preparation, cataloguing, data entry, replicating fossils, special events, museum tours and many other tasks.
The CFDC was also pleased to have guest paleontologist Joseph Hatcher, Curator of Paleontology from the Paleo World Research Foundation provide a presentation for us on the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. The CFDC and Paleo World Research Foundation are organizing a student exchange for the 2007 field season.
Thanks Joey for a great presentation. We're all excited about the upcoming project.
Recently the Mayor of Morden presented a mounted replicate skull of a mosasaur, currently on exhibit at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, to the Mayor of Winnipeg. Both were very pleased and delighted with the prehistoric beast.
Lets hope it doesn't scare any visitors but stirs some interest. It sure is something to talk about. I mean its not everyday you see a mosasaur skull in an office!