Illustrated Talk by Courtenay Museum Curator Pat Trask

“Adventures of a Juvenile Elasmosaur”

The summer of 2020 was a year of discovery for the Courtenay Museum. The bones of a juvenile elasmosaur were discovered in the bank of the Trent River, and liberated from a 12 m high cliff thanks to museum staff and community volunteers over the course of two months.

This 85 million year old fossil was safely delivered to the Courtenay Museum, rescued from certain loss due to erosion, and underwent several months of careful cleaning and preparation.

Pat Trask, Curator of Natural History, will give an illustrated talk and lecture regarding this exciting discovery.

Where & When

Event date: Tuesday May 10th, at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

For ticket purchase, information, or to book our world-famous fossil tours: please call the Courtenay Museum at (250) 334-0686 ext. 2.

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