Speaker Series 2015: “Money for Nothing—Three Decades of Research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology”
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. In the January 29 edition of the 2015 Speaker Series, Dr. Jim Gardner, Curator of Palaeoherpetology, reflects on the history of the Museum and the accomplishments of its research program.
Since its opening in 1985, the Museum has become one of Alberta’s must-see tourist attractions, a significant contributor to the local economy, and one of the premier palaeontological research institutions in the world. Although the international palaeontological community is familiar with much of the scientific research that has been generated by the Museum’s scientists, many of the stories and accomplishments of the research program are less well known to the general public. Dr. Gardner walks us through how the scientific research done by staff, and by other scientists and students using the Museum’s extensive fossil collection, drives all aspects of the Museum’s activities.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Speaker Series talks are free and held every Thursday from January to April 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium. Please visit the website for more information about upcoming speakers.