The Royal Tyrrell Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010. Therefore, this winter, the Speaker Series is dedicated to “25 stories of discovery: highlights of palaeontological research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.” Lectures will take place from 11:00 a.m. – noon in the RTM auditorium - see the schedule below for dates. This is a FREE event.
2010 Speaker Series Schedule
Thursday, April 29
Andrew Neuman, Executive Director - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Life in the Oceans 250 Million Years Ago – An Update from Wapiti Lake, British Columbia
The Royal Tyrrell Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2010. This spring, the Speaker Series is dedicated to “25 Years of Discovery: highlights of palaeontological research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum”.
On Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m., the Speaker Series wraps up with Executive Director Andrew Neuman presenting a talk entitled, “Life in the Oceans 250 Million Years Ago – An Update from Wapiti Lake, British Columbia.”
In this talk, Andrew Neuman will look at the Lower Triassic fossil record of western Canada. Neuman will discuss the history of the Wapiti Lake fossil site, the amazing quality of the fossil sharks and fishes preserved there, and why the site is of great importance. Subsequently, Neuman will review current research being conducted on the Wapiti Lake fossils, including comments on the fauna, age, and taphonomy.
• Andrew Neuman has been the Executive Director of the Royal Tyrrell Museum since 2007
• Andrew occupied the position of Collections Manager and Curator of Fossil Fishes at the Royal Tyrrell Museum from 1986 until 1998, when he became Assistant Director and Head of Collections and Preservation.
• Andrew’s research interests focus on various aspects of Mesozoic fishes from Western Canada, and he has published extensively on the Lower Triassic fishes of Wapiti Lake, in B.C.
• Andrew has conducted fieldwork throughout Alberta, in northeastern B.C., in southern Saskatchewan, in the Canadian Arctic, and in the Great Plains of the United States.
For more information about the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s 2010 Speaker Series, please contact Leanna Mohan at 403-820-6208, or visit www.tyrrellmuseum.com.
Operated by Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, the Royal Tyrrell Museum is located six kilometres northwest of Drumheller and is Canada’s only institution devoted exclusively to the science of palaeontology.
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