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Posted: September 9, 2011 - 08:52 , by admin
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Today, we thought we’d offer you a behind-the-scenes look at the Vertebrate Palaeontology Lab to see what happens to dino bones between being excavated and being put on display or used for research.

Unopened plaster field jackets stored on metal shelves.
Posted: September 7, 2011 - 08:39 , by David Rudkin
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July 23

Clear skies at last! Down to the coast to catch good morning lighting and a fortuitously low tide, so we can see in detail how fossil-bearing Upper Ordovician carbonate deposits (445 million years old) at our main locality “lap” against the elevated flanks of a much more ancient rock mass. This highly resistant Proterozoic (about 2500 million-year-old) quartzite body is the remnant of a small island that formed part of an archipelago in shallow Ordovician subtropical seas.

Posted: September 6, 2011 - 11:27 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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A camper shows off his crafts for the camera.

In a World Class Museum, combine:

Posted: September 2, 2011 - 09:10 , by admin
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Walking through the badlands is like walking through a western novel: canyons cut through the prairie, exposing layers of brown, gold, black and white sediment. Clichés keep popping up: tumbleweeds roll by, cactus pop out from unexpected places, and cattle skulls bleach in the sun. Scorpions hide in coal seams, soaking up the sun’s heat from the black rock that camouflages them. It’s a bit overwhelming at first, but once you accept the fact that you’re in a place unlike anywhere else in Canada, it all becomes simple and beautiful.

Posted: August 31, 2011 - 08:57 , by David Rudkin
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July 22

Posted: August 23, 2011 - 12:25 , by admin
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Mark Farmer recently returned from an expedition to the badlands of southern Alberta with Dr. David Evans, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the ROM, in search of dinosaurs. Join us as Mark and Dr. Evans put up their notes from the field, detailing discoveries, how dinosaurs are found and excavated, life in the field and more.

Posted: August 22, 2011 - 15:24 , by Dave Ireland
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A fish swimming in blue water.

Cod. Photo by *Saipal. Flickr Creative Commons.

Posted: August 18, 2011 - 10:03 , by David Evans
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July 13-14, 2011

Posted: August 17, 2011 - 11:38 , by Patti McCabe
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Actors perform the premiere of Water: The Play during March Break 2011.

Extant Jesters return to the ROM August 20 and 21 to perform Water: The Play. Photo by Thomas Gallezot.

Posted: August 16, 2011 - 09:39 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Kids make creatures out of paper mache, colourful tissue paper and googlie eyes!

By Jovanna Scorsone, Program Coordinator of ROMkids Studio and Camp Director of ROM Summer Club.