Friends of the Fossils

Today, we had a couple of very special guests.  Chris and Melissa Robak came in to teach us a bit about fossils — it was fantastic. We’re learning about fossils in our Social Studies unit about Alberta’s Fossil Heritage – so this presentation was just perfect!

Alberta is the only place in the world where you can find an organic PRECIOUS gemstone.  Ammolite.  We saw a huge ammolite fossil. (worth about $9000)

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Megaladon tooth.

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This trilobite is so old it doesn’t have any eyes.

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Fossilized choral from what is now the middle of the Sahara Desert.

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Semi-fossilized whale vertebrae.

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Fossils embedded in a rock from the Ponoka area.

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Pass the Halelite. (Rock Salt)

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What a terrific opportunity to learn more about this super-interesting topic from a couple of real experts.  Thanks again, Chris and Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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