Star of the Week

May 21 - 27

Meet this grade 12 class from Winnipeg, MB. Collectively, this class has been chosen as palaeostar because of their enthusiasm for all things at the CFDC. While in the museum this group asked intelligent questions as they engaged with the material. Also, while at the dig site, their determination to find fossils allowed them to discover small bits of fish, a burrow, and small bone fragments. Even those that didn’t find anything, vigorously searched the dig site for anything remotely resembling a fossil. This group was a pleasure to work with which is why they were chosen as our first palaeostar of 2017!

May 28 - June 3

Meet Keenan. Keenan is a palaeontology enthusiast and Jurassic Park super-fan. He had the opportunity to come on a free dig tour this week that happened to land on his 10th birthday! To celebrate entering double-digits, Keenan found a piece of a fish vertebra as well as various unidentifiable bone fragments. This kid could not be stopped as he vigorously searched the area for anything a marine reptile may have left behind. His excitement for Palaeontology, as well as his discovery, is why Keenan was chosen as our palaeostar of the week!

June 4 - 10

Meet Azura! This lovely young lady was a part of a large group of students that traveled all the way out to Morden from Selkirk, MB. This was a very enthusiastic class and found several unique fossils while out in the field. Azura found a piece of a fish jaw bone to add to our collection at the museum. The matching shirts and enthusiasm definitely caught our attention and this incredible find made Azura the obvious choice for palaeostar!

June 11 - 17

Meet this awesome group from our neighbors to the south. This group drove up to Manitoba from Minnesota and North Dakota to experience a full day dig tour. They found half of a fish vertebra, a fish bone, a mosasaur tooth, as well as a few other random fragments. This group first caught our attention by their incredible hats, and second by their incredible enthusiasm for learning about palaeontology. They were a pleasure to work with and now have become our palaeostars of the week!

June 18 - 24

Meet Triton! Triton came on a dig tour with his class to learn more about palaeontology and to look for rocks and fossils out in the field. While the entire class was really enthusiastic about digging through the shale, Triton was actually successful in uncovering a fossil. This fish vertebra may be helpful for our field team in finding more fish pieces in the future! Way to go Triton!