The popular Royal Tyrrell Museum Speaker Series, presented by the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society is back for another season featuring scientists and technicians at the top of their careers.
The Tyrrell has hosted speaking engagements since almost its inception, and Speaker Series has been running since 2005. This allows researchers to bring their work to the public in an entertaining talk. It features guest speakers from world-renowned institutions that present seminars on a great diversity of topics.
Subjects include everything from the study of fossil forests, crabs, and trace fossils, to evolution, and dinosaurs. Researchers are both local and from across Canada and the United States.
The Museum hosts Speaker Series live and also broadcasts them on YouTube to an even wider audience.
This year there are 16 Speaker Series events scheduled beginning on Thursday, January 16 and runs until Thursday, April 30
The first presentation this Thursday is from Kristina Barclay of the University of Alberta. She will be speaking on predator-prey interactions between crabs and gastropods.
Speaker Series presentations are held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the Royal Tyrrell Museum Auditorium and the presentations are made available on YouTube the following week.