New Discoveries from Old Fossils: Conception Bay North’s Unique Fossil Heritage
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7-8 p.m.
Johnson Geo Centre
Public Lecture: Chris McKean,
For over 50 years the Ediacaran fossils of Newfoundland have been essential in furthering our scientific understanding of the earliest complex organisms on planet Earth. Work has largely focused on sites found within the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve and the Discovery Global Geopark on the Bonavista Peninsula. Recently, however, work has been conducted on a lesser-known site situated in Conception Bay North where uniquely preserved fossils could help us to answer some of our longest standing questions about these enigmatic creatures. Work led by Christopher McKean at Memorial University has focused on explaining how the uniqueness of this Conception Bay site came into being, what fossils are preserved there and how it can be protected for future generations of both scientists and the public for years to come.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Presented by Johnson Geo Centre