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A Landmark Scientific Paper From Tumbler Ridge

 The title, scientifically succinct, is imposing:  A REVIEW OF VERTEBRATE TRACK-BEARING FORMATIONS FROM THE MESOZOIC AND EARLIEST CENOZOIC OF WESTERN CANADA WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW THEROPOD ICHNOSPECIES AND REASSIGNMENT OF AN AVIAN ICHNOGENUS. The lead authors are not unknown to anyone familiar with the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre in Tumbler Ridge: Richard…

Global Geopark Designation Announced

At the gala dinner at the conclusion of the sixth UNESCO International Conference for Global Geoparks on the evening of September 22nd, the Global Geoparks Network announced the designation of eleven new Global Geoparks. The conference was organized by the Stonehammer Global Geopark in Saint John, New Brunswick, and was attended by just under 500…

100 Years Ago at Tumbler Ridge

In 1914 Samuel Prescott Fay led a party of five men and twenty horses on a scientific expedition from Jasper to Hudson’s Hope. Part of his journey took him down what would become known as the Murray River. On October 5th he passed below what is now Tumbler Ridge. His diary entry provides the first…

The Golden Summer of 2014

  The ability of the Tumbler Ridge area to keep on delivering new discoveries each year is remarkable. If there were any doubts on this score the Golden Summer of 2014 dispels them. Some of these exciting events have already been reported: the discovery of a new dinosaur tracksite deep into the mountains (probably the…

The Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Geopark Club

Educational programs are an essential requirement of all Global Geoparks. As the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark evolves, expanded educational activities for all ages and in all seasons will be developed, with the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation taking the anchor role. The 2015 museum budget includes a full time education co-ordinator position, to be augmented by…