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Star of the Week
During the “Field Season” (May - September) the fossil crew chooses individuals to become a CFDC Paleo Star of the Week.
The fossil crew looks for someone who discovered a really cool fossil or many fossils during their visit to the CFDC. It could also be someone who knows a lot about fossils or rocks or even someone who had a lot of fun with us!
Individuals awarded as the Paleo Star of the Week will be recognized in the museum as well as this website with a caption as to why they were chosen and presented with a certificate. At the end of the field season we will draw one of our Paleo Stars for a grand prize. Good luck to everyone!
2013 PALEO STARS
May 18th - 24th, 2014
Our Palaeostars for this week are Samara, Camryn, and Train from Winnipegs Acadia junior high. They dug with their classmates from Mr. Grapes grade 7 class. They found several fish vertebrae and were very persistent in digging.
May 25th - 31st, 2014
This week's Palaeostar is Landon Neustater from Beausejour Manitoba. He used proper digging techniques and a lot of luck and discovered a microfossil of a fish tooth!
June 01st - 07th, 2014
This week's Palaeostar is Jennifer Feichtinger from Mrs. Reimer's grade four class from Shevchenko school. She found several pieces of shale with microfossils inside of them. They included fish teeth and fish scales.
June 8th - 14th, 2014
Kristian Mazerolle is this week's Palaeostar from Sisler High School. He was a very diligent worker and showed a lot of perseverance when digging for fossils. This helped him in finding several mosasaur rib fragments.
June 15th - 21st, 2014
The Palaeostar for this week is Wyatt, who went on a full day dig tour at our museum. Wyatt found a large Mosasaur vertebra and showed all the proper digging techniques in the field. He also showed a lot of knowledge about our museum and had great enthusiasm.
June 22nd - 28th, 2014
This week's Palaeostars are Carter Barylski and Jean Erickson from Carmen elementary school. They found a fish rib fragment and an unidentified rib fragment as well as another unidentified fragment while on one of our dig tours. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the dig while looking for more fossils.
June 29th - July 5th, 2014
Rylan Enting from Winkler is the Palaeostar for this week. He spent the day in our Dino Day Camp during volcano week. He made an exploding volcano out of Mentos and Pepsi, as well as made a 3D volcano picture. Rylan loved all of the dinosaur games he played and said day camp was exciting and he wants to come again!
July 6th - 12th, 2014
This week's Palaeostar is Wyatt Hatley from Gillam Manitoba. He participated in making fossilicious sediments, homemade paint, and he played in a dino hunt. He also dug in our dig box, which he says is his favorite. This was his first time at Dino Day camp and he said that he would love to come back!
July 13th - 19th, 2014
The Palaeostar for this week is Amie Komoski from Dugald Manitoba. Amie is an adventure-seeking person with a special talent for finding fossils. On her dig tour at
the CFDC Amie discovered fossils from fish skeletons, including teeth and vertebrae. She also found some spectacular crystals called
July 20th - 26th, 2014
Adam Knott from Teulon, Manitoba is this week's Palaeostar. He went on a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour at our museum with his mother Kathy. On the dig he was lucky enough to find two fossil fragments. He also showed great enthusiasm and said he had a lot of fun digging!
July 27th - August 2nd, 2014
The Palaeostars for this week are Glenn Roberts and his daughters T.G. and Kyllo. Together they went on a half day fossil dig tour adventure at our museum. During their adventure they found three mosasaur vertebrae! They also had great enthusiasm for digging while showing amazing digging techniques.
August 3rd - 9th, 2014
This week's Palaeostars are a mix of two groups! The Lion's Exchange International Group was a group of students visiting Canada from all over Europe! They were enthusiastic to learn about fossils. The second group was the Harrison/Asselin family visiting from Toronto. Their two children were very excited about having the opportunity to dig up real fossils! Over all, they were two groups with exceptional enthusiasm and drive to find fossils!
August 10th - 16th, 2014
Will Chaddock from Pennsylvania is the Palaeostar for this week. He came on a fossil dig adventure with his grandparents Phil and Guyanne from Selkirk. While digging he found many different kinds of rocks including Selenite and Bentonite. He also showed great enthusiasm and digging techniques.
Prior Year's Paleo Stars