FREE ADMISSION to the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery from
May 20 - 23, 2011 (during the BCPA 9th Paleontology Symposium).

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Rich McCrea shows Daniel Helm how to make a replica of a footprint, while Jill Mason looks on.
Kevin Sharman of Bullmoose mine presents TRMF president Carolyn Golightly with a slab of shale containing a beautifully preserved "cycad" (plant) fossil.
A watercolour of "Delores the Ankylosaurus" created for the TRMF by the Vancouver artist known as Chelle.
Rich McCrea and onlookers view footprints by lantern light, which makes intricate details more visible to the human eye.
TRMF member Larry White trains in the lab of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. TRMF President (and Continuing Education Coordinator for Northern Lights College) Carolyn Golightly welcomes Marisa Gilbert, palaeontology student from the U of A, as the 2003 Dino Camp coordinator in Tumbler Ridge.
A theropod print in perspective. The first official Museum exhibit, displayed in the Tumbler Ridge
Community centre, was one of fossil fish from Wapiti Lake.
The bone bed containing skeletal material of BC's first
dinosaur.
A fossilized pine cone in perspective. Palaeontologist and dig team leader Rich McCrea interprets the bone bed for visitors from regional tourism organizations who were in town to attend the Museum's exbibit opening on July 3, 2003. A birds-eye view of the dig site.
The location and conditions required many many hours of
labour and posed challenges for the dig team.
TRMF Vice President Charles Helm and excavation team leader Rich McCrea on location at the site of the bone bed in Tumbler Ridge, BC.

Rich McCrea, 2003/04 TRMF President Carolyn Golightly and Dr. Phil Currie - Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum - pose in front of the recently opened Museum
exhibit, recently opened on 3 July 2003.

The "who's who" of palaeontolgists pay a surprise visit on the first day of Dino Camp at Northern Lights College in Tumbler Ridge. Left to right: Dr. Charles Helm, Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Lisa Buckley, Dave Eberth (RTM) Dr. Phil Currie (Curator of Dinosaurs at the RTM, Rich McCrea and Marisa Gilbert, camp coordinator in 2003.

Ten children taking part in the first Dino Camp program -
co-sponsored by Northern Lights College and the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation - had the good fortune to meet and speak with world-famous palaeontologists on their very first day.
Dr. Charles Helm shows off the Museum Foundation's
new exhibits to visiting experts from the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Wayne Sherburne of the Tumbler Ridge Saddle Club presents $500
in Poker Ride proceeds to Carolyn Golightly, in support of the Museum
Foundation's efforts.
The Fossil Road Show allows the public to bring their fossil specimens and have them identified by palaeontologists. A theropod footprint was illegally removed from one of the TRMF field sites. Fortunately it was recovered by the RCMP and is now in the TRMF collections. Here Constable Chuck Lair (also a TRMF director) returns it to TRMF Vice President Charles Helm.
Tumbler Ridge Mayor Clay Iles and the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, cut the ribbon to open the Monkman Exhibit in 2004. In 2004 interesting dinosaur teeth were discovered, another first in the province of BC. This is a well preserved Saurornitholestes specimen, from a medium sized theropod. The Honourable Iona Campagnolo is shown around the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre by Lisa Buckley.
   
A 2004 highlight was the discovery of BC's first tyrannosaurid tooth.    
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