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2007 PALEO STAR OF THE YEAR
The Ultimate Paleo Star of the Year is...
Congratulations!!! A great prize has been mailed to you!
On behalf of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, thank you to all the participants in our summer programs. It has been a successful year with several interesting finds, adding to the museum's collection. This could not have been accomplished if it wasn’t for the excitement and enthusiasm that all the participants demonstrated. Finally, congratulations to the 2007 Paleo Star of the Year. We hope you will enjoy the great prize package that will be sent you. Thank you all once again; you are all truly super stars!
2007 PALEO STARS
|Imalka Nilmalgoda||May 9, 2007||This weeks Paleo Star is Imalka Nilmalgoda! On her school dig to Mount Nebo, dispite the incredible heat, she found a backbone from a Mosasaur. The Mosasaur was the largest marine reptile of its time, about 80 million years ago! Great find Imalka!|
|Brannan Sunchuk||June 8, 2007||Brannan Sunchuck is that paleo star for this week. While on a dig to Spencer’s query with his school the Ecole Van Wallegham School, he helped us uncover more of a fish that was previously found. He also found a possible Mosasaur limb. Great job Brannan! You are a paleo star!|
|Kassi Witt, Rebecca Siemens, Allyson Spencer||June 11, 2007||Kassi Witt, Rebecca Siemens, and Allyson Spencer worked well as a group and uncovered many small fossil fragments while on their school dig to Mt. Nebo. Most were identified as rib pieces from a Mosasaur or Plesiosaur. Thanks for all your hard work girls, and congratulations on becoming this weeks Paleo Stars!|
|Thoman Schoenke||June 22, 2007||Thomas Schoekne from the grade 6 class of the Plum Coulee school is this weeks Paleo Star! Thomas showed much patience and determination and found 3 small fossils, at least one being a possible Hesperorinis leg bone. Great job Thomas!|
|Andrew Borstlap & Peter Koster||June 27, 2007||Andrew Borstlap and Peter Koster worked really hard while on their school dig with the Dufferin Christian School and earned their spot as Paleo Star of the Week! They uncovered 4 large fossils and many smaller ones surrounding a fossil found by one of the CFDC staff. Great job!|
|Alyxandra Barnard||July 5 , 2007||Alyx came out for a 2 day excursion and found many fossils with the rest of her group. The most exciting of the fossils they found was a partial jaw from a fish, most likely a Xiphactinus; which was the largest species of fish in the Western Interior Seaway. It could grow up to 8-15 feet in length.|
|Anthony Melnyk & Janet Isfeld||July 14, 2007||Anthony and Janet are this weeks Paleo Stars! With the rest of their group they found four fish vertebrae, as well as two possible teeth near an existing fish site. Congratulations!|
|Cody & Nick||July 20, 2007||Cody and Nick came out for a Paleo Tour and found a large vertebra, a tooth, and some other small fossil fragments. They earned their spot as Paleo Stars by working hard through the hot weather and uncovering some great finds. Great job!|
|Makarchuk family||July 27, 2007||The Makarchuk family; Tom, Teresa, Jamie, and Danny, are this weeks Paleo Stars! While on their Paleo Tour they uncovered many fossils such as fish vertebrae and teeth, as well as a rib fragment from a Mosasaur or Plesiosaur. They showed great determinedness and good attitude in the heat. Great job Makarchuk family!|
|Ashley Desrochers||August 3, 2007||Ashley braved the heat to come on a Paleo Tour with the CFDC and ended up as this weeks Paleo Star! Ashley’s most significant find was a large fish vertebra, belonging to a 80 million year old giant fish called the Xiphactinus. Great job Ashley!|
|Neil VanderPut||August 11, 2007||Neil and his brother came out for a Paleo Tour and surprised us all by finding three large Mosasaur vertebrae and two fish vertebrae within the first ten minutes! Great job Neil, you are this weeks Paleo Star!|
|Dave Simpson||August 17, 2007||On Thursday, Aug.17, Dave Simpson, one of the volunteers at the CFDC, found a very well preserved Hesperornis vertebrae at an existing site consisting, until now, mostly of fish. This a very exciting find because Hesperornis fossils are very hard to find since they are hollow and therefore float on the water that covered this area. Great job Dave, and congratulations on becoming this weeks Paleo Star!|
|Teichman Family||August 29, 2007|