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From the Field: Ancient Sea Scorpion Fossil Found

Posted: September 7, 2011 - 08:39 , by David Rudkin

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.

Recipe for the Best Summer Camp Ever (aka ROM Summer Club 2011)

Posted: September 6, 2011 - 11:27 , by Kiron Mukherjee

A camper shows off his crafts for the camera.

In a World Class Museum, combine:

Cod and Caribou – good management, natural resiliency or media headlines

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.

Water: The Play set to make another splash at the ROM

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.

What’s your favourite part of Summer Club?

Posted: August 16, 2011 - 09:39 , by Kiron Mukherjee

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.

Recap of Today’s Dino Q&A

Posted: August 10, 2011 - 16:41 , by Ryan Dodge
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David Evans and Dr. M. Ryan standing in Alberta's badlands.

A picture of David Evans (ROM) and fellow dino hunter Dr. M. Ryan excavating a fossil in Alberta shared on Twitter during the Q&A.

From the Field: Arrival in Churchill, Manitoba

Posted: August 10, 2011 - 11:32 , by David Rudkin

July 18, 2011 – Welcome to Churchill!

We arrive from Winnipeg by twin turboprop early this evening, after the usual minor delays and frustrations,… pick up our 4×4 vehicle, get settled in at the wonderful new Churchill Northern Studies Centre facility and spend a few hours showing two novice crew members some of the nearby tundra features, including a splendid extended sunset (officially at 10:07 PM, but with a beautifully long prelude).