Tag Archives: Kathlyn Stewart

The best Saturday afternoon ever: Prepping out dino bones

What’s the best Saturday afternoon activity in Ottawa for dino lovers? It’s definitely the Canadian Museum of Nature’s super Fossil Preparation Station. Where else can visitors help prepare real dinosaur bones? In this blog post, Alan McDonald and Kathlyn Stewart, two members of the museums’ Palaeobiology Section who helped develop this visitor favourite, recount its history and features. After reading it, you’ll want to head out to the museum for a fun Saturday afternoon of digging out fossils! Continue reading

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Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: The Sequel

Meteorites and fossil plant type specimens are among the first of the collections of the Geological Survey of Canada to be housed within our walls. It’s the first part of an important move taking place in 2017. Continue reading

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Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: Getting Ready to Welcome New Collections From Geological Survey of Canada

In 1842, Sir William Logan and his colleagues undertook a comprehensive geological survey of Canada. A great many of the specimens they collected are moving to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Palaeobiologist Kathlyn Stewart tells about the preparations that are underway to welcome these precious specimens. Continue reading

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