And after a much too long hiatus this dinosaur blog has come out of extinction! Over the last few weeks the volunteer program has exploded in numbers and we are getting through literally tons of material. The pictures you see below are a project being worked on where fragments from the field are being glued back together. A volunteer must test each side of each piece together to see if they fit. 3d puzzles can be extremely difficult, especially when we are unsure if we have all of the pieces, or even if they come from the same animal!
Hello again everyone!
With the fall semester at the university of Alberta in full swing, the paleontological society on campus has once again started up it’s volunteer prep program! This program allows anyone with an interest in paleontology to come in and work on fossils that were collected in the previous season.
No experience is necessary and we have volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. This year they are working on Edmontosaurus material from the Edmonton, Alberta area.
The first picture below is just a sample of how many projects are being worked on by the volunteers. The second is of a vertebra being works on by one of the volunteers!
This is an amazing program for anyone interested in the science and preparation of dinosaurs. If you would like more information, let us know. A link to their Facebook group will be posted shortly.
Check out this newspaper article for story on a fundraising benefit held in Grand Prairie, Alberta which was attended by actors such as Dan Aykroyd, Robert Kennedy Junior, Lorne Michaels, Michael Budman, Matthew Gray Gubler and Patricia Cornwell.
This is one view of the lab that is located in the basement of the biological Sciences building at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.