2017 Free Seminars
Seminar Room

Fossils: A Close Encounter

 

Saturday, September 30

Time: 12:00

Bob O'Donnell, "The Fossil Guy"


Enthusiastic & informative! Experience Bob's extensive collection of fossils including dinosaur footprints, jelly fish, a woolly mammoth tooth, and dino poo!


Bob’s exhibit covers the many different ways of fossilization, laws on fossils, pseudo fossils, living fossils, extraction of fossils, fake fossils and more. The types of fossils on display are, Dino Eggs, Dino Coprolite, Dino footprints, Petrified wood, Amber, Carbonized leaves, Volcanic ash fossils, Insects, Mammoth tooth, Fossilized fish up to 71 cm long, Ammonites, Trilobites, Starfish, Soft bodied fossils like jelly fish, Crinoids, Fossilized crabs, Reptile incased in limestone, a Megalodon tooth and more.



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Adventures of a Geologist


Saturday, September 30

Time: 2:30

Laura Scaife, Consulting Geologist


Where can a Earth Science degree from the University of Waterloo take you? Well please join Laura Scaife to find out.


Laura is a consulting geologist who graduated from the University of Waterloo in Earth Sciences. While working for a firm of geological and mining consultants, Laura had the opportunity to work in many intriguing locals all over the world including Yemen, Madagascar, North and South America, and the South Pacific. Living on a boat, taking a helicopter into volcanic islands, day tripping in ancient walled cities or driving a F550 flatbed truck to pick up rocks in Nova Scotia, it is all part of the job for a geologist.


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Fossils of the Niagara Escarpment


Sunday, October 1

Time: 12:45

Grant Hurlburt, Ph. D., Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum


The Niagara Escarpment is a prominent geological feature of Southern Ontario. This PowerPoint talk will discuss the geological and biological origins of the Escarpment in the context of the Paleozoic geological layers and fossils of Southern Ontario. 


Grant will describe the animals that left their fossils and the undersea world they lived in. He will bring invertebrate fossils from the Paleozoic Era when the Escarpment formed. Participants are welcome to bring their own fossils for discussion.


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Healing with Crystals & Gems 
in your Everyday Life

Sunday, October 1

Time: 2:30

Zulekha Noormohamed, Blue Sapphire Beads


Learn how to use crystals and gems to help you through everyday life.

Just like a magnet has invisible magnetic fields, every crystal gives of its own unique energy and pull. In this talk, we'll cover some of the more popular crystals used for crystal healing and how they relate to your chakras and your internal health and well-being.


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