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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 19 - May 25, 2013 - Luke Bergman
This week's Paleostar is Luke Bergman from Mrs. Spraggs' grade-four class from Shevchenko School in Vita Manitoba. Luke found a fish vertebrae very early in his group's Dig Tour. He also had a wonderful sense of exploration while looking for fossils.
May 26 - June 1, 2013 - Sean Kennedy
This week's Paleostar is Sean Kennedy from Mr. Grape's grade-seven class from Acadia Junior High in Winnipeg. Sean found a fossilized shrimp burrow while digging in the field. He also showed great patience while digging, which showed in his results.
June 2 - 8, 2013 - Maitlyn Hales
Maitlyn Hales from Sylvie Tomoniko's grade-six class of Hazel M Kellington School is this week's Paleostar. She found a miscellaneous fossil vertebrae in the mud at one of our dig sites. She adventured away from her classmates to look for fossils where none of her classmates would.
June 9 - 15, 2013 - Alex Wiebe
This week's Paleostar had a very successful dig adventure with us. Her name is Alex Wiebe from Kathy Schroeder's grade-seven class of Rosenfeld Elementary school. She found a large and completely intact mosasaur vertebrae from our dig site. She also showed perseverance in continuing to search the area for more fossils!
June 16 - 22, 2013 - Shoesmith Group
This week's Paleostar is a collective group (Dallas Jasper, Andrea Overby, Lauren Anderson, and Dave Shoesmith from St. James in Winnipeg) who found numerous microfossils and a mosasaur backbone. They enjoyed digging and exploring the fossil site!
June 23 - 29, 2013 - Grade 6 7 8 Edward MB
The entire grade 6, 7, and 8 classes from Edward Manitoba are this week's paleostars. They were the first group to dig at a new site that no other classes had dug at before. They also stayed positive and had lots of fun on one of the hottest days yet.
June 30 - July 06, 2013 - Cora Turner
Cora Turner from Edmonton Alberta is this week's paleostar. She and her grandfather Don found many microfossils along with a large amount of Pembina diamonds. Cora also explored two of our sites and had a superb sense of exploration.
July 07 - July 13, 2013 - Stark Family
The Stark family from Winnipeg Manitoba is this week's paleostars. They had a wonderfully positive attitude despite the rain. They also showed great initiative in looking and digging for fossils.
July 07 - July 13, 2013 - Natalie Dornian
Natalie Dornian from Selkirk Manitoba is the paleostar for this week. She came with her Aunt Jan to dig at our dig site. They together found a piece of a mosasaur jaw bone as well as some smaller mosasaur fossils! They were very enthusiastic diggers out in the field.
Prior Year's Paleo Stars