The Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro has a new director whose research will help educate Nova Scotians and visitors about the ancient world and some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada.
“The Cumberland Geological Society is pleased to welcome Tim Fedak as the new director and curator of the Fundy Geological Museum,” said Karen Dickinson, chairperson of the board of directors. “His work studying 200-million-year-old dinosaur bones found just 10 kilometres from the museum is a wonderful asset for the position.”
Mr. Fedak is a vertebrate paleontologist who completed his PhD at Dalhousie University. As director and curator of the museum, he will continue his research and field work this summer at Wasson Bluff, a world famous fossil site protected under the Special Places Act. “I am so pleased to have this opportunity, it’s a dream come true,” said Mr. Fedak.
Visitors can watch new fossil discoveries being prepared in the museum lab and follow their progress on the museum’s Facebook page.
Museum staff and volunteers are getting ready for their involvement in Parrsboro’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show from Aug. 15-17 at the Lions Arena. The popular event features exhibitors from Ontario, Maine, and across the Maritimes.
To learn more about the Fundy Geological Museum and the Annual Gem and Mineral Show, go to http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca .
The Fundy Geological Museum is an award-winning Nova Scotia tourist destination with exhibits that include Canada’s oldest dinosaur bones and the geology of the Bay of Fundy. It opened in 1993 and is one of Nova Scotia’s 27 provincial museums. The museum is operated by the Cumberland Geological Society.