We're Back Baby!

After almost a year, the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre Blog is back! There has been lots happening at the CFDC, with lots of new exhibits, faces and activities to look forward to!

May and June have been busy months for our field technicians, with running school tours almost every day! For the returning staff, it was great to get back into the routine at the museum. For the staff that was new to the CFDC this summer, it was a challenge to learn all about the exhibits in the museum, and it has been a pleasure to share that information with others!

Many groups have had the opportunity to actually get out into the field and actually do a little hands on work. Several students were able to find some fossils, micro-fossils, and of course Pembina Diamonds. Fun was had by all on those days!

Unfortunately there was a fair amount of rainy days during June, so some weeks we were not able to go into the field at all. Luckily, CFDC staff were prepared for those days and groups were able to enjoy a variety of indoor activities.

May and June were also the beginning of festival season, and the CFDC was able to take full advantage of it. So far, we have attended Kid's Fest in Winnipeg, and the Morden Block Party, Back 40 Festival, Teddy Bear Picnic and Angel Hair right here in Morden. Going to these festivals gives us a chance to connect with our community, as well as get our information out to those who have never visited before! We've enjoyed festival season so far, and we're looking forward to attending some more before summer's end.

Manning the booth at Kid's Fest was a blast! 

Looking for something to keep your kids busy now that school's out? Send them to Dino Day Camp! Our Youth Program Coordinators have been hard at work planning fun and educational activities to keep kids entertained all summer long. Catch up with us at the Morden Beach Blast on July 1 for some entertainment and information.

As for myself, I look forward to sharing this Blog, and all of our new and exciting discoveries with you this summer! Feel free to stop in any time this summer and #DiscoverFossils!

Paige Ready
Museum Assistant