Thursday, October 1, 2015

CIES Field Trip - Dinosaur Provincial Park

Students and staff from both our SE and NE locations journeyed to Drumheller this week for a memorable field trip to Alberta's Badlands. Jump back in time as much as 145 million years and much of North America was a lush subtropical habitat complete with a vast inland sea. This is where the dinosaurs roamed. Fast forward to the present and we now can stand among eroded chimneys of rock and maroon-striped canyons of Alberta'a Badlands. This ancient seabed is home to the world’s richest deposits of prehistoric fossils and dinosaur finds. Since the 19th century, many of the most important discoveries were made right here in our province.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is a world class facility which houses the largest collection of cretaceous fossils on the planet, including dozens of reconstructed skeletons. The Museum is located in Dinosaur Provincial Park, which itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its bonebeds and much of the Tyrrell’s excavations take place through their field station there. For most of our clients and even some of our staff,  the sites offered in Drumheller were unimaginable and a true experience of a lifetime. For more pics of the trip CLICK HERE. 

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