Upcoming free Lecture Speaker Schedule

 

 March 18th 3:00pm

Dr. Brian Chatterton
Professor Emeritus

Topic: The Ins and Outs of trilobites, around the world

Trilobites are one of the most common fossils in rocks between ~540 million years old to 245 million years old. The talk will illustrate many trilobites and the places where they are found; and will include discussion of trilobite life cycles, life habits, with particular reference to the research and interests of the speaker and his students, who have collected and published on trilobites from Canada, USA, Australia, Argentina, China, Europe, and North Africa.

 April 8th 3:00pm

Dr. Rich McCrea

Topic: The Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site

Our team uncovered close to 750 m2 of track surface and exposed nearly 1200 dinosaur tracks. There are at least 12 different track types including a few varieties of large, meat-eating dinosaurs (theropods), a couple of mid-sized theropods and two small theropods. There tracks of large, medium and small-sized plant-eating dinosaurs (ornithopods) and at least one type of bird. Most of the above, with the exception of the bird tracks, were known from time-equivalent rocks from the Peace River Canyon which were flooded in 1979. There are two dinosaur track types from the Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site that were never observed from any of the Peace River Canyon track sites including two lengthy trackways of sauropods (brontosaurs) which is currently the northernmost record of this group in North America, and possibly the world. The other is a very large theropod track type with four functional digits (toes) that has never been described from anywhere else in the world.

 April 8th 4:00pm

Dr. Lisa Buckley

Topic: Dinosaur tracks and behavior: an ichnology view into the lives of dinosaurs

Looking at ichnology (study of tracks and traces) of dinosaurs provides paleontologists a great deal of information on how dinosaurs lived. Recent discoveries of new dinosaur traces give us an in-depth look at dinosaur social behavior, their love lives, and the physical hardships they faced in their day-to-day lives.

 May 27th 3:00pm

Rick Scott
Grande Prairie Regional College

Topic: Peace Parkland Natural History Sites

Rick Scott moved to Grande Prairie in January 1990 from Edmonton to work as the biology lab technologist at Grande Prairie Regional College. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Alberta in the Department of Botany specializing in plant physiology. He is a member and Past President of the Peace Parkland Naturalists and also a member of the Grande Prairie Photo club. Nature and photography along with helping coach the college running teams are some of his main activities outside of work. Rick has been sharing his photos and giving presentations on spiders and bugs to local elementary school children for quite some while, most recently through the Alberta Science Network. His presentation will feature many of those photos along with others he has taken in the Peace region highlighting some of the Natural sites found in the area.

 

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