Friday, January 19, 2007

Dr. Steve Cumbaa Talks Fossils

My buddy, Dr. Steve Cumbaa from the Canadian Museum of Nature, will lead a workshop about fossils on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m. at the CMN at 240 McLeod Street in Ottawa, Ontario. The workshop will include a slide show of palaeontological field work and then hands-on work examining and sorting marine and coastal fossils from North America.

The fee is only $10 and the workshop is free for participants who have an individual membership to the Museum of Nature. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 613-566-4791.

Steve also teaches at Carleton University, where he is an Adjunct Research Professor in Earth Sciences. His science books for children include the award-winning Bones Book and Skeleton, The Neanderthal Book and Skeleton (with co-author Kathlyn Stewart), and the award-winning Megalodon, the Prehistoric Shark (with co-author Susan Hughes). His latest book, Sea Monsters, will be published in March, 2007.