Who Can Do Science? Everyone!

The Royal Tyrrell Museum believes that science should be accessible for everyone to understand and engage with. This is why we are involved with the citizen science movement. Citizen science is the concept of having civilians work with professionals to collect and measure scientific data together. To engage people with palaeontology, there are several programs … Continue reading Who Can Do Science? Everyone!

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Why So Big? Understanding the Early Evolution of the Brain in Primates and Their Relatives Using the Fossil Record

In this Speaker Series guest speaker Dr. Mary Silcox of the University of Toronto explores “Why So Big? Understanding the Early Evolution of the Brain in Primates and Their Relatives Using the Fossil Record.” Dr. Silcox’s main research focus is on the earliest evolution of our own Order, the Primates. In particular, she studies fossils of … Continue reading Why So Big? Understanding the Early Evolution of the Brain in Primates and Their Relatives Using the Fossil Record

Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research

Speaker Series 2015: “Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research” This week’s session features the Museum’s very own Marcy Belva, Science Educator, who used the Encana Badlands Science Camp as a case study for her Master in Museum Studies degree. Her research included observations of data collection, interviews with scientists and participants, and … Continue reading Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research

Distance Learning – Connecting to Experts!

The Distance Learning Program is part of the Education section at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Many schools across Alberta make the trek to Drumheller for field trips and participate in on-site educational programming, but there are many people who will never get the chance to visit the Museum in person. The Distance Learning Program was … Continue reading Distance Learning – Connecting to Experts!