Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro will host workshops and a series of talks about studying Nova Scotia’s rich geological past.
Museum director and curator Tim Fedak will begin a series of noon talks on Canada’s oldest dinosaurs, which lived in the area more than 200 million years ago.
People can attend the 30-minute talks at the museum Sept. 18, Oct. 9, and Oct. 16, or watch a live webcast at http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/live .
“The noon talks are just the beginning of a number of new programs that we’re excited to offer at the museum this fall,” said Pat Welton, co-ordinator of public programs. “The talks and the workshops on experimental learning will be of great benefit to those who are interested in volunteering at the museum or building on their skills in drawing, molding and casting all kinds of specimens.”
The natural history drawing workshop will show how to see like a scientist and improve observation skills by drawing fossils, skulls and other natural objects. The molding workshop will examine museum molds of fossil specimens as staff prepare new casts of fossil material.
The Natural History Drawing Workshop will be held Sept. 20 and 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.
The Molding and Casting Demonstration Workshop will be held Sept. 21 and 27 from 1:30-3 p.m.
The workshops are for people age 13 or older and cost $25 per person.
Fundy Geological Museum is a provincial museum site at 162 Two Islands Rd., Parrsboro. For More information, visit http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/ .