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LIFE! CAMERAS! ANIMALS! Neighbourhood Nature Watch

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 13:30 , by Patti McCabe

During the intense light of a summer afternoon a group of determined photographers particapated in the Neighbourhood Nature Watch, hosted by the ROM.

Fashion Crime Stoppers

Posted: March 26, 2013 - 17:26 , by Patti McCabe
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Fashion Crimes at the ROM

The Panelists from the upcoming Fashion Crimes Debate share what they consider unforgiveable fashion crimes. What do you consider to be a fashion crime?

On the Shoulders of Giants – Phil Currie at the ROM on Oct. 7th

Posted: October 4, 2012 - 12:10 , by Patti McCabe
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First introduced to dinosaurs through a plastic toy in a cerealbox, renowned palaeontologist Philip J. Currie embarked on a life-long journey to study these creatures of the past.

Exclusive Interview with World Renowned Palaeontologist Paul Sereno

Posted: September 14, 2012 - 21:10 , by Patti McCabe
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ROM: Hi Paul, we are thrilled that you are coming to speak at the ROM this Sunday and we would love it if you could answer a couple of questions in advance as we prepare for your arrival. I understand you studied art and biology at Northern Illinois University. How did you go from that to becoming one of the world’s most famous palaeontologists?

Paul Sereno is coming to the ROM!

Posted: September 14, 2012 - 09:03 , by Patti McCabe

Paul Sereno, one of my FAVOURITE palaeontologists, is coming to @ROMToronto this Sunday and I could not be be MORE excited. Except for maybe those times when I was a kid…

(cue time travel sound effect- swosh swish swash)

When I was a kid I had a pretty strict bed time. For grades 3 through 5, bed time was somewhere around 8-9PM. Very rarely were exceptions made. About the only time I ever remember my mom letting me stay up was for one of my favourite tv shows, Paleoworld.

Dr. Catherine Forster: Dinosaur Hunter

Posted: September 5, 2012 - 12:58 , by Patti McCabe

Meet Catherine Forester, the first speaker in our Dinosaur Hunter SpeakerSeries.

If you thought all dinosaur hunters were men, you’d be wrong. Our first palaeontologist in the Dinosaur Hunters Speaker Series, which starts this Sunday September 9, is Dr. Catherine Forster. She has toughed it out in some of the harshest climates and conditions in the world making significant discoveries in China, Madagascar, and South Africa.

Canada – the 51st State?

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 11:04 , by Patti McCabe
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How would you describe the relationship between Canada and our closest ally and neighbour? Child/Mother? Sibling rivalry? Victim/Bully? Worshippers/Idol? Friends? Enemies? Frenemies?

Some would argue that in everything but name we are effectively the 51st State with a puppet Prime Minister whose strings are pulled by a puppet master President, while others would counter by saying that our countries share a very close and mutually respected bond that allows for tree trade, cross border shopping, and a wealth of partnerships.

Funny Strange: Satire after Mordecai Richler

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 12:47 , by Patti McCabe
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What has become of satire in Canada in the post Mordecai Richler era?

If you google Canadian humour one of the main forms of humour this country is known for is satire. Since the passing of our satiric elder statesman Mordecai Richler who but perhaps Rick Mercer has taken up the flag?

Find out what the state of satire is in this country on Thursday May 17 as New York Times raconteur Calvin Trillin dukes it out with stream of conscience absurdist Seán Cullen on the ROM stage in what could only be a LMAO night moderated by Charlie Foran.

Snakes, Dragons and Spiders, Oh My! Its ROM alive weekend!

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 09:48 , by Patti McCabe
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Submitted Schmog, resident bearded dragon in the ROM’s live animal room

This weekend the ROM will be hopping with live animals and those who study them!! The Animals are out for you to see and touch and there will be some of my buddies from ROM’s very own Live Room. Come to the ROM for Awesome Animal Weekend and it will be like your very own Discovery program, right in front of your eyes! Get up and close to my bud Java, the respectable Bob the ball python, and crazy Zip!! and many more!!

An Interview with Plasticine Artist Barbara Reid

Posted: April 19, 2012 - 11:43 , by Patti McCabe
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Sunday April 22 is Earth Day, but we’re celebrating Mother Earth all weekend! We’re super excited to welcome Barbara Reid, the popular children’s author and plasticine artist extraordinaire, as a special guest this weekend. She is leading workshops for kids, teaching families how to make their own plasticine art (Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 2 pm). She will also be signing her new book Picture a Tree and you can see a display of some of Ms.