Dinosaurs in your Backyard: Exploring British Columbia’s Trackways

Come by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a special evening with the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre (PRPRC) and learn more about the Dinosaur Trackways recently added to the museum’s permanent collection. The PRPRC’s Museum Director & Curator of Palaeontology Richard McRae and Curator & Collections Manager Lisa Buckley will tell stories of how BC’s trackways are discovered and what they mean for biodiversity research.

The museum will be open with admission by donation starting at 5:00 pm with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm. Stick around after the talk for a guided museum tour.

Richard T. McCrea, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D. Rich’s primary field work is on fossil track sites in Alberta and British Columbia, but he collaborates with many other colleagues on fossil track sites from around the world. Rich has also been leading the excavation of British Columbia’s first dinosaurs.

Lisa G. Buckley, B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D. Lisa has many years of dinosaur excavation and preparation experience from digs in both the United States and western Canada. Lisa’s current research deals with shorebird anatomy and tracks and their implications on interpreting fossil avian tracks.