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Monthly Archive: December

David Krause & our FINAL Dinosaur Day!

Posted: December 5, 2012 - 21:55 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Just like the non-avian dinosaurs, our Dino Days have come to an end. This Saturday December 8th, marks our last Dinosaur Day of the 2012 season.

Majungasaurus trying to take flight. #forevertrying

Majungasaurus trying to take flight. #forevertrying

Biodiversity: It's in Our Nature Announcement

Posted: December 5, 2012 - 11:40 , by Wendy Vincent
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On Monday afternoon, on behalf of the ROM, Janet Carding was pleased to welcome The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources, for the announcement of Biodiversity: It's in Our Nature, the Ontario government’s new biodiversity plan. 

ROM Research: Permian trackways from P.E.I.

Posted: November 27, 2012 - 16:27 , by admin
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Illustration of skull.

The largest Ichniotherium footprints ever found!

 

David Evans: Palaeontologist. Educator. Model?

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 14:57 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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David Evans is our latest feature palaeontologist for Dino Days! Meet him Sunday November 25th, but get to know him HERE! So get ready, let’s talk about David Evans!

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:38 , by Dave Ireland
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Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!

#instaROM at #FNLROM

Posted: November 21, 2012 - 12:26 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM at #FNLROM

Last week we attempted our first #instaROM tour with a theme.

#instaROM

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 10:35 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM shot from @stilez

On November 6th, Kiron Mukherjee (@kironcmukherjee), Emilio Genovese (@emilio_genovese) and I (@wrdodger) held our 1st Instagram event at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a ROM-ified #instawalk called #instaROM, here are some of the results. Over 70 photos and over 15 Instagramers took part! 

New Website Launch

Posted: November 14, 2012 - 09:00 , by Janet Carding
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I am very pleased today to announce the launch of the Royal Ontario Museum’s new website.

A National Symposium on Our Blue Planet

Posted: November 13, 2012 - 16:24 , by Dave Ireland
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Canada's Ocean's & You

Oceans.  Canada borders three of them – we have more coastline than any country in the world, some 200,000km.  Canadian scientists study all of them – from south-east Asia to the Cape of Good Hope to our own watery borders. The ROM’s own curator Dr. Claire Healy has discovered whole orders of ocean animals, and continues to break new ground (or water) every day. Other Canadian scientists like Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Science) and Dr.

Virtual Collaboration: The whole story of ancient Roman amethyst gem

Posted: November 9, 2012 - 16:16 , by Paul Denis
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On August 30, 2012 I posted a blog on the rediscovery of a very striking and important ancient Roman amethyst gem engraved with the image of Victory writing on a shield, dating to about 50 BC to AD 25. I also mentioned that the gem was in the collection of Sir Francis Cook by 1903. The posting paid off! Last week I received an email from Dr. Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, a professor at the University of Bonn, Germany, telling me that she had seen my blog and immediately recognized our gem. Dr.